Each year SCU EMS puts on a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) drill. An MCI is an incident that occurs where there are more patients than EMTs can adequately respond to. These incidents include events such as earthquakes, fires, bombings, bus crashes, etc. We develop a scenario and pick a location on campus for the event to occur. In order to make the situation as realistic as possible, the scenario and location are not disclosed to everyone on the squad with the exception of the Leadership Team up until the activation of the drill. Santa Clara students volunteer as patients in this drill and the Santa Clara County Fire Department
and Santa Clara Police Department
are on scene evaluating us as well.
This is a significant learning tool for our squad and an event that helps the team learn to work well together.
If you are interested in volunteering to be a patient or in watching the drill, please contact our Public Relations Officer.