Is the Mid America Regional Council Prepared: An Evaluation of the Kansas City Metropolitan Emergency Response System [open pdf - 585KB]
From the Thesis Abstract: "Since 2000, over 220 active shooter events and numerous natural disasters have occurred in the United States (US) resulting in mass casualty incidents. These incidents have the potential to overwhelm available emergency response personnel and equipment depending on the cause and number of casualties. [...] This research will analyze a regional emergency response system, the Mid America Regional Council (MARC), and its compliance with the National Response Framework (NRF). The use of the case study method will evaluate two regional emergency response systems; a much smaller metropolitan's capability to a much larger metropolitan's actual mass casualty incident response. The purpose of identifying the requirements is to enhance regional response systems regardless of population size. The overall goal is to identify best practices to attain maximum operational reach and promote whole community effort in support of homeland security."
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