EMS Education Tips

Urban Shield 2016 Top EMS Takeaways

Urban Shield is a series of comprehensive, full-scale preparedness exercises to test the capabilities of SWAT, USAR, EMS, explosive ordinance disposal, field hospitals and other supporting agencies. During the Sept. 10-12, 2016 48-hour operational period, teams rotated through a series of exercises in and around Oakland which are planned and coordinated by the Bay Area Urban […]


Rapid Responses to Mass Shootings – EMS is on the front line

A few hours ago I posted a rapid response article, which is an immediate response to a developing news situation, about the events unfolding in San Bernardino. This is my fourth rapid response article to a mass killing (two shootings, one stabbing and one hybrid targeted violence attack). My intent is to briefly recap the situation, connect […]

News and Events Press Release

Press Release: iPhone App for Managing Mass Casualty Incidents

“MCI Triage” is an iPhone App for EMS paramedics, ambulance officers, firefighters, law enforcement and other emergency service personnel to help manage mass casualty incidents. It builds on the Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (S.T.A.R.T.) system, originally developed in 1983. With simple button prompts and on-the-fly calculation of triage categories, “MCI Triage” makes it easy […]