multicasualty incident

multicasualty incident (MCI),

an event, usually sudden, resulting in injury or illness in a large number of people; the weight accorded that number often predetermined by local criteria.
A technological or natural disaster —e.g., a multivehicular pileup—which can be managed by local emergency medical services.

multicasualty incident

Public health A 'minor' man-made–technological or natural disaster which can be managed by local emergency medical services. See National Disaster Medical System. Cf Mass disaster.
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It had to be the worst multicasualty incident I've been to,'' Los Angeles Fire Capt.
If we had a fire or a multicasualty incident and had that many companies out of service in the Valley, we'd be in trouble,''said Ken Buzzell, president of the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City.
In the afternoon, they receive classroom training on multicasualty incidents.

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