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Preplanning for EMS

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Warren Porter, MS, BA, NREMT-P, PNCCT American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Preplanning was first developed in the 1970s by the fire service as a tool to make firefighting efforts more effective and ensure life safety for responders and civilians. Preplanning for EMS introduces emergency medical services (EMS) administrators, supervisors, and providers to preincident planning, focusing exclusively on EMS concerns. Preplanning allows EMS agencies to prepare prior to an incident by:
  1. Researching specific local facilities, events, and potential incidents
  2. Identifying hazards
  3. Developing a response plan
  4. Gathering supplies and recruiting help
  5. Coordinating with law enforcement, fire services, and other response agencies
  6. Reflecting many of the principles of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Preplanning for EMS encourages EMS agencies to become involved in preplanning to promote the best possible outcome in an emergency.

Features & Benefits
  • Case Studies—Provide the reader with an opportunity to see how EMS preplanning applies to the real world
  • Preplanning Practices—Provide further guidance on how to incorporate preplanning as a vital EMS function.
  • Tip Boxes—Highlight and elaborate on emergency response topics presented in the text.
  • Selected References—Suggest further reading on EMS preplanning. A complete list of these references appears in the back of the book.
Table of Contents
Chapter  1  Introduction to Preplanning
Chapter  2  Fire Department Experience in Preplanning
Chapter  3  The Preplanning Process
Chapter  4  Medical Facilities
Chapter  5  Schools
Chapter  6  Mass Gatherings
Chapter  7  Mass Medical Transportation
Chapter  8  Shelters and Mass Care
Chapter  9  Coordination
Chapter  10  Logistics
Chapter  11  Administration
Chapter  12  Disaster and Pandemic Management

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