Needed Innovation In The Delivery Of Emergency Medical Services: Present And Future
Quarantelli, E. L.
Disaster Research Center
Let us start out with a partial description of a recent disaster in the United States. A 12-car passenger train carrying 579 passengers (and 12 crew members) was hit by the engines of another train. The ensuing wreck killed 16 persons and injured about 200 others. A total of 178 injured were taken to 11 different hospitals and three temporary shelters. There were a number of problems in the provision of emergency medical services (EMS) in this large mass casualty situation.
Emergency Medical Services , Disaster