Deputy Chief (ret.) NYC*EMS Bluffton, South Carolina
Rommie Lee Duckworth, MPA, LP, EFO, FO: No financial relationships to disclose
Peter Hosey, MS, EMT-P: No financial relationships to disclose
The first few moments set the path for the entire incident. Today, any emergency responder might find themselves first on scene at a mass casualty incident. This session provides eyewitness accounts of major incidents and the lesson learned by the people who were there. Incidents include the crash of Avianca flight 052, the Happy Land Social Club Fire, Hurricane Andrew, 9/11, and more. Students will learn “first due” lessons for large and small-scale mass casualty incidents and apply these principles through case studies and scenarios using the instructor’s personal experiences. This dynamic program covers fundamental aspects of Command and Control as well as Triage, Treatment, and Transportation in a simple down-to-earth way for responders to maintain the forward movement of patients.
-Describe the importance of the role of each first responder at any multi-casualty incident.
-Illustrate the core principles of MCI management and a variety of triage and management systems.
-Explain the differences and similarities between large and small-impact MCIs.
-Appreciate the importance of maintaining the functions of Incident Command and MCI management in the face of freelancing.
-Demonstrate different methods of application of the core principles of MCI management to differ-ent sizes and structures of EMS and fire service organizations.