Countywide Mass Casualty Response Drill Held

On Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, emergency responders from across the county gathered at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds to learn more about a new set of guidelines created to help save lives faster in the event of a criminal multi-casualty incident. The Humboldt County Criminal Multi-Casualty Incident (CMCI) Response Protocol is a coordinated response to a mass casualty incident, like an active shooter situation. The protocol outlines topics such as roles and responsibilities of responding agencies, response tactics, incident assessment, and emergency treatment and extraction of victims. On Thursday, approximately 129 first responders completed a four-hour training on the protocol, which consisted of classroom instruction and realistic scenario walk-throughs.