Health officials today participated in a joint Monmouth/Ocean County mass fatality drill scenario at the Ocean County College. The tabletop drill, hosted by the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, was designed to plan and test the local, County and State resources in capabilities and response to an event.
“Planning for the unknown is important and being able to respond and manage patients in a tragic local event is more prevalent as the world changes”, says EMS Supervisor Scott Carter, one of the Lakewood officials in attendance. “Planning for man-made events are important but more important is to be ready for natural events such as Tornadoes, Hurricane, flooding and/or pandemic flu events”.
The four-hour table top scenario stressed local emergency services and health care facilities in how to prepare staff for such an event including treatment, transport and managing the sick and potentially sick patients during an influx of hundreds of patients within either minutes or hours of a specific event.
Representing Lakewood Township, was OEM Deputy Coordinator Kenny Dix, EMS Supervisor Scott Carter, and Motty Twerski of CHEMED Health Center. TLS.
I think it saposed to to say mass causuilty. If its a mass fatality you would need the Chevra Kadisha not ems hospitals etc.
glad to see that the townships paid ems dept. is ready to serve the people of lakewood….. great job supervisor carter and ems dept….
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