A mass casualty incident (MCI) is when emergency medical services get overwhelmed. This could happen because of the number and/or severity of casualties at one time. Based on a recent assessment of Kitsap County, these incidents are rated a moderate risk threat.
What is KCDEM doing to address Transportation-Mass Casualty Incidents?
The Kitsap Department of Emergency Management (KCDEM) works with local fire districts, the Kitsap County Department of Health & Human Services, and the County Coroner to address MCI. Projects include:
- Maintain the mass casualty plan in coordination with local fire districts
- Maintain the mass fatality plan in coordination with the county coroner
- Establish a Family Assistance Center to help families and victims after a MCI.
Learn more about plans for a Family Assistance Center in the 2021 Family Assistance Center Annex (PDF.) You can also contact KCDEM via email for details.
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- Kitsap County Coroner (source: KitsapGov)