Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Training
By Ex-Chief Edward Boyd
October 4, 2021

On Monday, September 27, 2021, Southold Fire Department hosted an extremely effective and well coordinated MCI exercise centered around a surplus school bus, several vehicles and a group of eager simulated victims. Members of the Southold, Cutchogue, Greenport and East Marion fire departments had ample opportunities to hone their skills in the arts of scene safety, triage, extrication and patient care. A good and productive time was had by all while many lessons were relearned, particularly about school bus construction. Chief Peggy Killian was in charge of the scene and training was directed by Second Assistant Chief David Surozenski and Training Officer J.R. Rumpler.