The Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council (WRHSAC) offered a Warm Zone Operations/Triage Prioritization Training on June 28 & 29, 2017. The training was held at The Red Barn at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.
This two-day training provided participants with performance level training in Warm Zone operations. The focus was on cross-discipline coordination on scene, particularly between EMS, Fire and Police. Tactical formations, communication, team integrity, and more was also included. Special focus was given to wound assessment and triage prioritization. The first day was primarily lecture format covering warm zone development, the active shooter, MCI in a hostile environment and triage dynamics. Drills and scenarios were practiced on day 2. Participating disciplines included EMS, fire, police, hospitals, schools, CERT/MRC, Northwest Massachusetts Incident Management Team and Search & Rescue.
About 50 firefighters, EMT’s, police officers and other representatives from 35 different agencies around Massachusetts attended the class.