The Role of Emergency Preparedness Exercises in the Response to a Mass Casualty Terrorist Incident A Mixed Methods Study
Skryabina, E., Betts, N., Reedy, G., et al. (2020). The Role of Emergency Preparedness Exercises in the Response to a Mass Casualty Terrorist Incident: A Mixed Methods Study. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 46.
Responders to the 2017 Manchester (U.K.) Arena bombing participated in in-depth interviews designed to study the impact of health emergency preparedness scenarios on the response to an actual incident. Overall, participants reported feeling more aware of existing incident plans, and those who had participated in exercise felt more prepared and confident when it came time to respond than those who did not.