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Mass Fatality Events: Learning from the Flight 3407 Tragedy - Satellite and Webstream Broadcast July 30, 2010

July 30, 2010

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Program Description:

Emergencies and disasters happen. Emergency response and recovery agencies are well-trained and well-prepared to carry out operations in these events. When a mass fatality incident occurs, and numerous lives are impacted, these agencies are tested as they deal with an event which strains their resources beyond that of other accidents and emergencies.

The crash of Flight 3407 in a residential area of Buffalo, New York, was a tragedy which created such a strain. Numerous agencies worked to respond, and just as importantly to recover, from this incident. Their efforts ensured the safety of responders and the public as well as closure for the family and community.

A plane crash, or other type of mass fatality event, could happen anywhere. Learn from the experience of the Erie County Department of Health, including the Medical Examiner's office, as they fulfilled their role in response to the crash of Flight 3407.

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At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the role of public health in a mass fatality
  2. Learn how Erie County officials incorporated cultural differences into their response efforts.
  3. Identify lessons learned and explain how planning, collaborating and collaborating is essential in mass disasters

Who Should Attend:
National audience of state and local public health professionals and their partners (e.g., healthcare professionals, EMS personnel, law enforcement, media representatives, etc).

These projects are supported under a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Grant number 5 U90 TP224249-04. The contents of this program do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.



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