Local agencies practice for mass casualty emergencies

(Jackson, Wyo.) - If you saw a bunch of local first responders at Jackson Hole Middle School this week, don't be alarmed, it was only a training. On Wednesday, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS coordinated a mass casualty training with Grand Teton National Park and Teton County Sheriff’s Office. "Mass Casualty Incidents are high risk/low frequency events that Jackson Hole Fire/EMS continually trains and prepares our response," said Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Battalion Chief of Training Brian Coe. "It is not a matter of if, but when our responders will put this training into use in our community." [image: Inline image 1] *Photo h/t Brian Coe / Pitchengine Communities* According to Coe, 65 responders took part in the training. Responders participated in three mass casualty scenarios – active shooter, bus accident and a carbon monoxide incident. "The training could not have been successful without the help of our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)," said Coe. "CERT provided 10 volunteer victims, combined with an additional 15 Fire/EMS family members." *Feature Photo: h/t Brian Coe / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news