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.

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.

 

More information related to mass gatherings can be found in our Mass Gatherings Featured Topic list.