Fire department officials stated that the scenario is organized so teams deal with mass casualties and multiple patients at one time which tests current systems and the interaction with other agencies, according to an article published byPrescott News.com.
The Prescott Fire Department in Arizona hosted a Regional Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) exercise at Ernest A Love Field in Prescott on Tuesday.
The article states confirmed that this exercise included “over 25 regional agencies and 130 participants” and its purpose is to “coordinate a regional mass casualty incident response to minimize loss of life and human suffering.”
A number of questions are raised in the article which could be answered during an exercise like this including “Would our local emergency personnel be prepared to handle the injuries and casualties associated with such an event?” and “Would the various agencies in the community be able to coordinate their efforts as a cohesive unit, providing care to the victims efficiently and appropriately?”
Read more about this exercise and what the members of the Prescott Fire Department hoped to learn in the PrescottNews.com article HERE.
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