This Federal, multi-disciplinary first responder guidance document, developed by the US Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Affairs, translates evidence-based response strategies from the US military’s vast experience in responding to and managing casualties from IED and/or active shooter incidents and from its significant investment in combat casualty care research into the civilian first responder environment. Additionally, civilian best practices and lessons learned from similar incidents, both in the US and abroad, are incorporated into this guidance.
First Responder Guide for Improving Survivability in IED & Active Shooter Incidents
June 1, 2015
Mass Fatality Management Guidance for NYC Long-Term Care Facilities
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and subsequent deaths in New York City during the spring and early summer of 2020. The result was a cascading impact on health care facilities across the City—including long-term care (LTC) facilities—and an immense amount of pressure on the entire deathcare system. The...
December 13, 2021
EMS-to-Hospital Patient Transport Process for Mass Casualty Incidents
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...
July 7, 2021
Health Care System Needs for Detonated IND Response in the NYC Region
This workgroup product identifies what is needed from local, state, and Federal partners to improve the overall response and contributions of the health care sector during the aftermath of a detonated improvised nuclear device (IND) in the NYC region. Informed by workgroup deliberations, GNYHA and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are using this...
January 23, 2020