First Responders In Westchester Hear From Multi-Casualty Expert

Aug 30, 2013

Credit Westchester County Board of Legislators/Aviva Meyer

An international multi-casualty expert was in New York Thursday, to share information about emergency preparedness with first responders.

Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Ken Jenkins and Majority Leader Peter Harckham hosted the meeting with Guy Caspi, the chief multi-casualty incident instructor and director of hazmat exercises for Magen David Adom, or MDA, Israel’s ambulance, disaster relief, and blood-services organization. Caspi, who has visited several cities around the United States over the past few weeks, spoke about MDA protocols and his work, which includes the development of training programs and educational drills to prepare responses to multi-casualty incidents and improve on-scene coordination and cooperation. In April, Boston EMTs used tactics learned from MDA in responding to the Boston Marathon terror attack.