Goss, J., McDonough, M., and Messina, M. (2006). Ambulance Strike Teams. EMSWorld.
The authors explain the development of California’s ambulance strike teams (AST) and medical task forces. They highlighted how ASTs were able to evacuate medical facilities, support cities that were overwhelmed by response activities and address the surge of calls related to the 2003 San Bernardino fire stores. Sections on concepts of operations, necessary training, and lessons learned are also included.