This document was originally shared in 2016. Since then, a number of adjustments have been made to these protocols, which are reflected below. All hospitals that are part of the NYC 911 system are encouraged to carefully review this document in its entirety.
The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) began using a four-level categorization system for Mass Casualty Incidents (MCIs) on August 1, 2016. Use of these levels informs EMS patient transportation decisions and provides hospitals with additional situational awareness.