Planning for mass casualty incidents is a process based on partnerships. A team approach to planning brings together people who will engage in every aspect of a potential incident—those who seek to prevent, protect against, or mitigate the effects of an incident, those who will become involved if an incident does occur, and those who will help move the community toward recovery.
As partners in planning, team members share expertise that may help prevent an incident or minimize casualties if an incident does occur. And in the process, they build the relationships that will be essential during a coordinated response.
This lesson will help you get started with the planning process, including laying the groundwork for team collaboration, determining functions to be carried out by the team, and identifying resources that can help you complete the planning process.
IS-360: Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship
Lesson 2: Getting Started: Establishing a Planning Process