Mass Casualty Incidents for EMS

Today, there is a need to be prepared for every possible scenario: chemical spills, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, and even active shooter events. The courses in this topic will highlight crucial elements of mass casualty incident response that impact emergency procedures.

Course Name Course Description Length
Disaster Operations This video-block course covers a multitude of topics, including the EMS Task Force, the aftermath of the Joplin tornado, emergency preparedness, as well as the START Triage System. 30m
Disaster Response for EMS We can always hope that it will not happen to us, but sometimes disaster strikes. As an EMS provider, you will be called to respond in the wake of a crisis. In this course, learn how to best assist during a disaster. We will discuss topics like high-performance teams, large MCI radio communications, disaster response and medical teams, using lay providers, and the effects disaster response can have. 1h
FEMA IS-0700.b An Introduction to the National Incident Management System This course provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The National Incident Management System defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community – all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector – to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. The course provides learners with a basic understanding of NIMS concepts, principles, and components. 3.5h
Joplin: One Year Later The EF5 tornado in Joplin, MO killed 161 people. Learn how local EMS services managed the disaster with limited resources. 10m
IS-800.D: National Response Framework, An Introduction The goal of the IS-0800.d, National Response Framework, An Introduction, is to provide guidance for the whole community. Within this broad audience, the National Response Framework focuses especially on those who are involved in delivering and applying the response core capabilities, including private-sector partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government officials, community leaders, emergency management practitioners and first responders. 3h
Triage for Small Scale MCIs Steve Whitehead reviews two tips for effectively managing “small” MCIs. 10m

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