EMS Disaster Response

Klein, T. and Irizarry, L. (2022). EMS Disaster Response. StatPearls.
The authors outline emergency medical services-specific concerns related to the four phases of the disaster cycle. They emphasize that all disasters are local, disaster plans should minimize complexity, and when local resources are depleted, escalation in the form of a request for federal resources by the governor or tribal leader may be important. Multidisciplinary EMS responders who respect the incident command system are key to success.
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