Disaster Preparedness and Mass Casualty Management in Washington State
Staff from Aerie and the Student Conservation Association recently provided disaster preparedness and MCI training to 170 employees of the Washington Conservation Corps in Lacey and Mount Vernon, WA. WCC is an incredibly skilled and experienced group with a long and inspiring history of providing disaster relief throughout the US. These trainings occurred over three days, using 3, 20-patient simulated mass-casualty events as the focal points for teaching and review. Events such as these are perfect opportunities for an organization to review its risk management and training policies, and provide participants with an awareness of what to expect from such an event and how they can better prepare if they are confronted with such a difficult scenario. In 2009, Aerie has trained over 300 WCC staff in wilderness medicine and MCI/ disaster preparedness. We are honored to work with such an amazing group.