Mass Casualty Incidents

Main Points

Emergency physicians are at the front lines of any disaster, whether it’s a multi-car crash on the highway or a mass shooting at a mall.
Emergency physicians are critical to America’s ability to respond to disasters like the Boston Marathon Bombings, Philadelphia train accident, and diseases, like last year’s Ebola outbreak.
There are legitimate concerns about U.S. disaster readiness. The 2014 Report Card on America’s emergency care environment gave the nation a C- for disaster preparedness
ACEP has a Family Disaster Guide at EmergencyCareforYou.org to help you prepare.

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