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The events of 9/11 demonstrated that fire and EMS departments must be prepared for mass casualty care. This class will discuss how active shooter events like the 2016 Pulse night club incident in Orlando and the 2017 Mandalay Bay incident in Las Vegas influenced preparedness for mass casualty incidents. In addition, this webinar will discuss Tactical Emergency Casualty Care and principles that fire and EMS departments must consider when planning for a mass casualty incident.

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  • How did 9/11 influence the planning for mass casualty care by the FDNY and Arlington County Fire Department?
  • What lessons were learned in mass casualty care from the Pulse nightclub and Mandalay Bay incidents?
  • What is Tactical Emergency Casualty Care and what must fire chiefs know about it?
  • What steps does a fire and EMS chief have to take to prepare for a mass casualty incident?
When: Wed, Dec 8, 2021 · 12:00 PM · Central Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Who can attend? Everyone
Dial-in available? (listen only): Yes
Dial-in Number: Please register for this Webinar to view the dial-in info.
Featured Presenters
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Fire Chief (Ret.), Clark County Fire Department
Fire Chief Greg Cassell has been with the Clark County Fire Department since 1989. Prior to his appointment to the position of fire chief in 2015, he served as a firefighter/paramedic, fire engineer, captain, and battalion chief. He has extensive background in USAR and technical rescue operations, training, and program development. Chief Cassell has participated in many different working groups that have collectively brought about change related to how the fire departments in Southern Nevada interact with each other on a daily basis. He has lectured nationally on several topics related to command and control, high-rise fire operations, and, most recently, on the benefits of forming relationships with local law enforcement agencies. Chief Cassell is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and completed the IAFC’s Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FESDI) program in 2016. He has two bachelor’s degrees from Colorado State University.
Webinar hosting presenter
Fire Chief, Seminole County Fire Department
Chief Otto Drozd, III is the Fire Chief for Seminole County Fire Rescue in central Florida. He began his career in the fire service with the Hialeah Fire Department, worked his way up the ranks, eventually becoming HFD’s fire chief in 2001. Additionally, he has served as the fire chief for El Paso Fire Department and Orange County Fire Rescue before taking his current position with SCFR. 
Webinar hosting presenter
Division Medical Director, New York City Fire Department
Webinar hosting presenter
Operational Medical Director, Arlington County Fire and Police Departments
Dr. Smith is the Operational Medical Director for the Arlington County Fire Department and the National Medical Response Team – National Capitol Region. He also served as the medical director for large-scale events such as the National Marathon, the Nation’s Triathlon, and the AT&T National Golf Tournament. Dr. Smith frequently presents at national conferences and trains groups including military special operations forces. Reed is a former EMS provider and Navy Corpsman and has strong interests in Operational and Tactical Medicine.
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International Association of Fire Chiefs webinar platform hosts Post 9/11 Part 3: Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents
The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of over 1.2 million firefighters and emergency responders. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.
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