This page contains documents and resources that may be of interest to both hospitals and Emergency Medical Services regarding emergency preparedness at the pre-hospital stage.
- Preparedness and Response to a Rural Mass Casualty Incident
This link will take you to the National Academies of Science website where you can download (free of charge) a PDF summary of the 2011 workshop on Preparedness and Response to a Rural Mass Casualty Incident. Hard copies are available for $40.
- Wisconsin EMS Mass Casualty Incident Response Planning Guide (PDF, 579 KB)
The purpose of this document is to assist Emergency Medical Service providers in developing a response plan to address management of a mass casualty incident when first on-scene, using the Incident Command System.
- Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients: Recommendations of the National Expert Panel on Field Triage (PDF, 602 KB)
This 2009 document describes the process of revision and the detailed rationale behind new criteria used to create the 2006 decision scheme used for field triage.
- Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients: Recommendations of the Expert Panel of Field Triage (PDF, 602 KB)
This 2012 report describes the panel’s revisions to the guidelines and provides the rationale for the changes.
Additional resources can be found in the EMS Preparedness, Prevention and Safety section.