Talk:Mass casualty incident

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 Definition A medical emergency where the number and severity of victims is expected to overwhelm available resources, requiring a decision to defer treatment and provide comfort care only to those who have no realistic chance of survival [d] [e]

Workgroup for emergency management

While there are specific health sciences aspects to these incidents, that does not quite cover the preparation for, and operational response for, them. Since those often involve fire services, and there is a discipline of fire protection engineering and of firefighting engineering, the Engineering Workgroup has tentatively been assigned. Part of this assignment came from some discussions related to toxic releases at chemical plants, within the scope of chemical engineering. Some argument can be made for the Military Workgroup, but, even though there is a great deal of emergency response experience there, the command and control models are quite different than used by civilian agencies. Howard C. Berkowitz 04:42, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

I've created CZ: Emergency management subgroup. --Howard C. Berkowitz 19:26, 19 May 2010 (UTC)