National Survey on EMS Preparedness for Disaster and Mass Casualty Incident Response
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians. (2017). National Survey on EMS Preparedness for Disaster and Mass Casualty Incident Response.
This report highlights results from surveys returned by 1,150 respondents from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Overall, most practitioners reported some training in preparing to respond to major incidents, but it is often sporadic and few respondents reported training in chemical, biological, or radiological events or pandemic response. Individual preparedness was also a challenge; the report concludes with suggestions for the future.