In November 2019, the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) began using GNYHA’s Sit Stat platform to make notifications to hospitals when a mass casualty incident (MCI) occurs within the vicinity of the hospital. Notification is provided in accordance with protocols in use since August 2016. Previously, FDNY Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Citywide dispatchers made manual calls to hospitals to provide these notifications.
Using Sit Stat, FDNY Citywide dispatchers create an MCI event, resulting in notifications to the appropriate hospital ED Red Phones. Additionally, hospitals have the option to identify a number of critical roles within the facility to receive notifications at the same time as the ED. These critical roles comprise the hospital’s Core MCI Notification Group.
This document explains the notification process and assists hospitals in thinking through internal notification and activation procedures.