Revisiting Preparedness, Management, and Recovery for Mass Casualty Events
Last night’s tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada has highlighted the enormous potential risks and response difficulties posed by mass gathering events. Planning efforts by event organizers, local officials, and law enforcement set the stage for general safety during an event, but a mass gathering presents unique difficulties when an emergency occurs.
Such a tragic event reminds Homeland Security professionals to revisit emergency preparedness and response plans to ensure local communities and agencies are best prepared to respond to an event. We have selected resources to help inform and prepare for these emergencies.
- Best Practices in Anti-Terrorism Security for Sporting and Entertainment Venues, Resource Guide
- Security Guidance for Commercial Buildings
- Hospital Surge Capacity and Immediate Bed Availability: Topic Collection
- Health and Medical Response to Active Shooter and Bombing Events (external link for non-registered readers)
More information emergency preparedness for medical professionals is available at the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) from the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Active Shooter Recovery Guide
- Post-Mass Shooting Programs and Resources Overview
- Bringing Calm to Chaos: A Critical Incident Review of the San Bernardino Public Safety Response to the December 2, 2015, Terrorist Shooting Incident at the Inland Regional Center
More information related to mass gatherings can be found in our Mass Gatherings Featured Topic list.