SAN LUIS VALLEY RETACc Desire to Serve, Ability to Perform
Beyond the Day-to-Day: Mass Casualty Incident Command & Active Shooter Training May 2014
Planning, training, and practicing together are the keys to successful emergency response. EMS personnel from Alamosa, Monte Vista, Center, Costilla, and Conejos came together on April 25-26 and on May 2-3 with law enforcement , public health, and others from both within the region and from as far away as Brighton and Durango.
Using current best practices, including guidance issued by FEMA in September 2013, and by the Institute of Medicine in 2009, instructors from Operational Consulting Group coached participants on how to ensure the best possible outcomes for everyone at the scene.
Teams were established to contact and neutralize threats, extract victims from the scene, perform triage, and transport patients as efficiently and effectively as possible.
The course was sponsored by CDPHE, coordinated by SLV EPR and SLV RETAC, and supported by SLV Homeland Security.