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Regional Resources

 There are a variety of resources available to support EMS during a mass casualty incident (MCI) in Region II. They include communicaitons, patient care and transportation support and are

 available by contacting Region II (Worcester) CMED when an MCI is declared.

Communications Vehicles

Communication vehicles are available upon request through CMED for MCI communications support.

comm truck

 

Regional Mass Casualty Support Units (RMCSU)

 
IRUangleThe Regional Mass Casualty Support Units are strategically located in Fitchburg, Oxford, Southbridge, and Sterling.  Each unit provides supplemental medical and communications resources for Mass Casualty Incidents within EMS
Region II.  The RMCSUs must be activated through CMED.

Download the PowerPoint slides for detailed information about the Regional Mass Casualty Support Units.  (Be sure to read the notes section for each slide.)

 

List of RMCSU contentsList of RMCSU contents

 

AmbuBus

Funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Central Region Homeland Security Council worked with the Worcester Regional Transit  Authority (WRTA) to retrofit one of the WRTA’s older model buses for BLS level MCI transports and skilled nursing and hospital evacuations. The AmbuBus is equipped with medical supplies to care for 12 patients on cots and another 8 to 10 ambulatory patients. The AmbuBus may be requested for deployment through CMED.

Contact Nicole Cloutier  CMED Supervisor at (508) 854-0111 to reserve the AmbuBus for drills and special events.

Download the AmbuBus slides to learn more about this great resource!

AmbuBus

 

Disaster Communications trailer

  1. Mobile EMS Command Post with Reeves ICP Shelter with inside lighting and heat/AC.

     
  2. Onboard generator with multiple electrical outlets
  3. Multiple mobile radios
  4. Ability to patch different frequencies together
  5. 30' antenna to boost radio transmissions
  6. Recorded radio transitions
  7. Satellite phone

The trailer has the same radio equipment as the communications vehicles, but also contains an incident command tent for managing communications during an extended MCI or evacuation. CMEMSC staff will determine if this unit is deployed.

 

 

Mobile Emergency Support Shelter

This Western Shelter™ serves as a temporary all-hazards emergency field facility.  It’s intended for critical care treatment and housing surge patients, evacuees, and individuals displaced by power failures.  Its 3 tent configuration (same as those used by Federal Disaster Medical Teams) features:

    1. Climate control (heat/AC)
    2. Shower facilities
    3. Water handling equipment
    4. Generators
    5. Lighting
    6. Vestibule connectors
    7. Hard floor and vinyl floor (for uneven terrain use)
    8. Durability to withstand winds up to 50 mphSupport Shelter A-700

 

The shelter is pre-packaged and portable in two large trailers, containing one Gatekeeper (I

-20) 20x20 octagon tent and two Gatekeeper (I1935) 19x35 stretched octagons.  Once the shelter is assembled on scene, the trailers can be connected to the tents for storage or as command and control facilities. 

 

Auxiliary Support Unit (ASU)

An Auxiliary Support Unit (ASU) is located in Worcester and ready for rapid deployment to replenish key supplies. CMEMSC staff will determine if this unit is deployed.

Auxiliary Support Unit (ASU)


 Region II MCI Plan  (awaiting MDPH approval)  ♦   MA EMS MCI Plan (approved 1/16/2016)


New MDPH Mobile App!

Show Me for Emergencies is a free mobile app available at both iTunes Google Play. Intended for public health, First Responders, and others tasked with the challenge of communicating with individuals from various backgrounds during an emergency such as evacuation.

Helpful Sites

Public Health Emergency site

Dept. Public Safety

Partnership for the Enhancement of Regional Preparedness
The Partnership for the Enhancement of Regional Preparedness (PERP) grant is designed to enhance regional collective capacity to share resources and respond to public health and medical threats and emergencies throughout Region 2.

Helpful Documents

WMD Chemical
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) / Chemical Weapons Assessment / Treatment Priorities: Overview

ICS, Common Responses

ICS, EMS Org charts
Recommendations of the Standing Committee on Multiple Casualty Incident Planning and Evaluation Emergency Medical Care Advisory Board

MCI Planning Guide
Recommendations of the Standing Committee on Multiple Casualty Incident Planning and Evaluation Emergency Medical Care Advisory Board

MA CBR/PPE Strategy

OSHA Hazmat
This publication provides a general overview of a particular standards-related topic. This publication does not alter or determine compliance responsibilities which are set forth in OSHA standards, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

2016 Emergency Response Guidebook
A guidebook for first responders during the initial phase of a Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials Transportation Incident.