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Mass Casualty Incidents: Where to Start?

Posted by Amy Fairfield on May 8, 2018

Your unit is first to observe a vehicle rollover with ejection. A second vehicle (a commercial bus) has an operator standing next to it. There are many victims in the remaining car, inverted, with several ejected. You communicate with Control to tell them that you need more resources. What are the critical communication points so far? How many patients? What conditions are life threats? Do some of these patients meet the criteria for airlift? Depending on the scene, what hazards are present to the rescuers? Can Incident Command quickly be established to dispatch additional help for you? This individual can relay patient status back to Medical Control to prepare facilities in the area for more substantial interventions.

In Mass Casualty, always evolving as we learn, there are many considerations. Communication and facilitation of resources on the scene are critical elements of Incident Management. There are many others. 

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Topics: Command Operation, communication, emergency management, emergency operations plan, Incident Management Team

[PODCAST] Espresso with an Emergency Manager

Posted by Base Camp Connect on April 24, 2018

This week on our blog, BaseCamp Connect, in collaboration with EPIC Podcast, interviewed the President of IAEM Canada, Greg Solecki. Join us to learn more about disaster management, emergency communications, and Emergency Operation Center (EOC) best practices.

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Topics: IAEM, emergency management, EOC, emergency communications

How to Prepare for a Job Interview in Emergency Management

Posted by Dakota Duncan on April 17, 2018

What do you look for when looking for a job? Are you interested in working with a county Office of Emergency Management? Or working OEM within a police or a fire department? Or perhaps you’re looking to move into the private sector?

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Topics: Job interview, Emergency managers, public safety

[INFOGRAPHIC] What You Need to Know About Careers in Emergency Management

Posted by Base Camp Connect on April 11, 2018

“Emergency management” sounds like a pretty vague name for a field, and indeed, the term encompasses a lot of different careers. Today, we’re going to explore the skills necessary for emergency management, as well as some of the specific types of jobs and careers in the field.

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Topics: Emergency managers, emergency management, emergency, crisis management, skills, emergency skills, career, professionals

Emergency Button Fail on New Radio System

Posted by Dakota Duncan on April 3, 2018

In my last article titled “Problems on the Front lines with P25 Upgrades”, I mentioned my hometown in rural Indiana was experiencing multiple failures of the P25 radio systems during life-and-death situations. Unfortunately, the problems continue to plague the safety of public safety professionals in the county. Last week, during a court case, a man physically assaulted the sister and mother of recently slain Sherriff deputy Carl Koontz. When court deputies pressed their red “emergency buttons” on the 800mzh radios, nobody was notified on the other end and additional aid was delayed to the officers, attorneys, and good Samaritans that were attempting to pull the man off the women.

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Topics: p25 upgrade, mayday, radio function

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