City of Dallas Mass Casualty Incident Full Scale Exercise
The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management, in conjunction with the Majestic Theater, Dallas Fire Rescue, Dallas Police Department and area hospitals, would like to invite you to participate in our Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Full Scale Exercise. Volunteers can be any age, 0 – 100, but must sign a Hold Harmless Waiver (will be provided the day of the exercise).
Majestic Theater: 1925 Elm St. Dallas (enter through front door)
Methodist Dallas: 1441 N Beckley Ave, Parkland: 5200 Harry Hines Blvd, Baylor: 4005 Crutcher St, Texas Health Presbyterian: 8200 Walnut Hill Ln, Children’s: 1935 Medical District Dr
Do not report to these hospitals on your own - please go directly to the Majestic Theater for your assignment
Exercise will take place on Sunday, March 18th 8:00am - 12:00pm (actual volunteer reporting time and assignment ending time will vary depending on your role).
What we are testing:
Patient tracking capabilities from a disaster scene to the hospital.
Why you should be involved:
First of all, it is fun! How often do you get to play with fake blood and first responders, at one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Dallas? If this isn’t justification enough, this exercise can be used as community service hours, merit badges for youth scouts, and exercise credit for preparedness and CMS requirements.
During a large performance, the stage at the Majestic Theater collapses, severely injuring those that were on the stage. The Majestic Theater staff will begin evacuating attendees as first responders arrive and triage injured patients. Injured patients are then transported to one of five pre-designated area hospitals; where they will be triaged, admitted and discharged.
"Victims" - (need to arrive at 5:30am for moulage) - victims will be moulaged, triaged (assigned degrees of urgency) “on scene,” transported by fire personnel to a waiting bus which will take victims to one of five participating hospitals. Upon arrival at the hospital, victims will be released from the bus in time increments into the hospital. In the hospital victims will run through a hospital process of triage, admittance and discharge. Upon discharge, victims will return to the bus and once the bus has all its passengers it will return to the Majestic Theater where you will have an opportunity to eat lunch and complete evaluations.
"Family Members" - (need to arrive at 6:30am) “family members” will be transported in city vehicles to one of the five participating hospitals to look for their assigned family member. Once you have found your “family member” you will return to the Majestic Theater to eat lunch and complete evaluations.
"Evacuees" - (need to arrive at 7:00am) evacuees will evacuate the Majestic twice; once at 8:00 and again at 8:15 when the actual scenario begins. At 8:00am evacuees will work with Majestic staff to safely evacuate the “damaged” facility, they will return back to the theater, resume their seats and practice the scenario again once the large event “kicks off.” Once evacuees have left the second time they are free to go home, unless they are also acting as family members.
For your safety:
Youth that would like to participate are welcome to do so in one of two capacities; either as victims being transported to Children’s Hospital or as an evacuee. For your safety and the safety of the children participating, we will have police escorts for each of the buses going to the pre-designated hospitals. We will have on and off duty police officers at both the Majestic Theater and the hospitals, as well as riding inside the buses. Although these are highly secure facilities, we want everyone to feel comfortable while participating in this event.
Continental breakfast, coffee and water will be provided in the morning at the Majestic Theater. Box lunches will be provided for victims after they return from the hospitals.
How to sign up:
Additional details will be
provided to registered volunteers as they become available (i.e. parking, other
Any questions should be directed to Cassandra Wallace, email@example.com or 214-671-8969.
Date: 03/18/2018 (Sun.)
Time: 7:00am - 12:00pm CST
Location: Majestic Theater