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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.

Uvalde families file suit against nearly 100 state police officers following a report that listed “cascading failures” in training, communication, leadership and technology problems
Adair County Health System had set up a triage center at the Greenfield high school after much of town was destroyed
A bus carrying farm workers overturned after it collided with a truck in Marion County
Veterinarians play a vital role in emergency situations, not only caring for the K-9 officers, but also tending to pets affected by disaster
Two children were killed when a suspected drunk driver crashed into the Berlin Township building where the party was hosted
The California Highway Patrol said multiple passengers were ejected in the crash
Survivors, now adults, rely on counseling to cope with trauma of the shooting 25 years ago
The vessel was carrying 764 tons of hazardous materials, including flammables and corrosives, in 56 containers
Maryland first responders are transitioning to a recovery operation to find six men who were filling potholes on the Francis Scott Key Bridge when it collapsed
Six people who were part of a construction crew filling potholes on the Francis Scott Key Bridge are missing
A bomb in a van in the underground parking garage exploded killing six people, injuring over 1,000
The after-action report information from the Boise hangar collapse focuses on rescues, triage and scene safety
Practical takeaways from the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting for initial treatment and safe transportation
A video shared from the scene showed someone apparently performing chest compressions on a shooting victim as another person, seemingly writhing in pain, lay on the ground nearby
Law enforcement relayed that 11 of the victims were children who were transported to Children’s Mercy, a Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the city
Authorities report several people were killed when a plane crashed into a Clearwater mobile home park
Boise Fire Department Operations Chief Aaron Hummel described the scale of the scene as a “global collapse”
Authorities stated 23 vehicles were involved in the initial chain-reaction crash on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Most of the first Monterey Park firefighters on the scene of the Star Ballroom Dance Studio shooting had less than five years on the job
Fort Worth Fire Chief Jim Davis said no one else is believed to be inside the Sandman Signature Hotel
Authorities believe a gas leak caused the explosion at the Sandman Signature Hotel in Fort Worth
The blast blew out the ground floor of the 20-story Sandman Signature Hotel in downtown Fort Worth
Dallas County Sheriff Adam Infante said the first officers found multiple gunshot wound victims at the Perry school
The front two cars of the Bay Area Rapid Transit train derailed after leaving Orinda
Major responses, award and honors, conflicts overseas, devastating wildfires and e-Bike blazes made headlines
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