Trending Topics

Mass-Casualty Incidents

As the military saying goes, “Prior planning prevents poor performance.” This phrase can be applied to preparing for mass-casualty incidents (MCIs). The FireRescue1 MCI resource page details best practices for significant incidents, including active shooter and terrorist events, transportation incidents like bus crashes or train derailments, and other incidents that could involve many victims. Read news about MCIs, plus lessons learned from these incidents. Stay prepared to response to these high-risk/low-frequency incidents.

A Marion County Fire Rescue ambulance overturned in a collision with a bus and pickup truck
Six people are dead after a semi crashed into the rear of a charter bus carrying high school students
A tractor-trailer rear-ended a charter bus carrying students in Licking County
Two people had to be extricated from the car after both vehicles crashed into a Long Beach restaurant
Fog similar to what contributed to the deadly Oct. pileup led to another crash
A gas explosion collapsed part of a multi-family structure in Wappingers Falls
The suspect had been sought since the Wednesday night shootings that killed 18 people and wounded 13
Mass shootings remind us of our shared vulnerability and that we will always be there for our communities
Gov. Janet Mills provided an update to the number of dead and wounded in an active shooter incident at to locations in Lewiston
Leaders must ensure that the necessary counseling and recovery resources are available for their responders
Smoke from wetland fires mixed with fog to create a “super fog,” causing several crashes on I-55 near New Orleans
Emergency services organizations are struggling to meet the escalating needs for medical supplies, equipment and vehicles
11 patients from the Orange County hazardous materials incident are listed in stable condition
Police say at least four people were shot in an “active shooter situation” on campus; the area was under a shelter-in-place order for several hours
Why technology is the key to avoiding the next 9/11 and MCI preparedness