06/01/12 95 W, 1 I - + 5 - 4 Yesterday's MPI in Raleigh

WRAL posted this photo and story about yesterday morning's Multi Patient Incident on Saunderford Road in Raleigh, where some 60 children and eight adults were evaluated for carbon monoxide poisoning. None required treatment, reports the story. The location is a day care, the cause was a gas stove left on overnight. E10, L8, B2, EMS 5, EMS 62, D5, D2, M92, MD20, T1, and EVAC 1 were among the units on scene. That's the big bus and Battalion 2 shown below. And they're no longer called Mass-Casualty Incidents, right? Read the story.

WRAL photo

“Casualties” makes people thing of “dead” – so unless you have lots of deceased, you have a multiple patient scene.

Many kudos to those who ran this call – very well handled.
Skip K (Email) - 06/01/12 - 20:09

Just don’t get a bunch of you guys in the same room, discussing the factors and phenomenons of such multi-patient events. Otherwise, you might end up with… wait for it… a mass causality incident.
Legeros - 06/01/12 - 20:18

‘Casualty’ is a word I had to use in the second language I learned in the Army. I was to use an M16A2, M67s, and an M9 to inflict casualties (amongst the enemy).
DJ - 06/01/12 - 23:03

Skip is this name change a county thing or something you all got somewhere? This is the first I had heard of them not being called a mass casualty incident
Mike - 06/01/12 - 23:41

Nothing official – just a trend …
Skip K - 06/07/12 - 06:40

And this wasn’t so much anything as a “multii-want-to-be-checked-out”!
Skip K - 06/07/12 - 06:41

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