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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

[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

Top 5 Most Popular Articles of 2017

Posted by Base Camp Connect on December 22, 2017

2017 is almost over and we're already working on new blog posts for 2018. In the meantime, here are the most-read stories about emergency management this year!

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Topics: EOC, ECC, radio interoperability, emergency management

7 Questions you've always dreamed of asking to a State Emergency Manager

Posted by Base Camp Connect on November 20, 2017

In this new series of articles, we interview different public safety professionals to learn more about their challenges, experiences in the field, and invite them to share with us their best tips and tools.

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Topics: Emergency Management Influencers, emergency management

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