Massachusetts Ambulance Task Forces Ambulance Task Force Massachusetts has been tasked with providing treatment and transport for 500 people per one million population, this means we have to treat and transport 3,500 patients in a 3 hour period
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Depending on the condition of the patients, each ambulance can treat and transport 2 to 5 patients. The ambulance then will return to the scene and transport additional patients. This can be done several times.
Massachusetts has purchased 12 Mass Casualty Incident Trailers. Theses trailers carry enough equipment and supplies to treat 50-75 people each.
These MCI trailers are located at various ambulances services or fire departments through-out the state. When requested, the trailers will be brought to the scene of a large scale event or incident by the host ambulance service or fire department where they are stationed.
Mass Decontamination Units services or fire departments through-out the state. When requested, the trailers will be brought to the scene of a large scale event or incident by the host ambulance service or fire department where they are stationed.
The MDU is a tent / shower type system that a person who has been or is believed to have been contaminated, can be showed or “decontaminated” by either walking or being carried thru.