The need

Hospitals are the Critical Infrastructure of any large-scale disaster situation and therefore must maintain a perpetual state of readiness to deal with such events.

Disaster training differs from standard emergency routine in that it aims to prepare the hospital and staff for extreme circumstances, as oppose to a normal hospital routine, which is characterized by a constant level of strain on hospital resources.

Disaster situations occur without warning and involve an overwhelming number and severity of casualties. Furthermore, disasters can impact hospital facilities as well as municipal and national resources such as electricity, back-up power sources, availability of potable water, sewage services and reliable communications, to mention a few.

Disaster situations involving mass casualties include:

  • Earthquakes
  • Cyber attack
  • Wild fire
  • Large-scale accidents (train, plane, extreme weather, etc.)
  • Terrorist attacks including CBRNE
  • Toxicological incidents – leakage from a tanker carrying HAZMATs, or a factory explosion that exposes the workers and the public to an expanding cloud of hazardous material.

Our program is designed to prepare hospitals to effectively respond to such situations through training personnel to operate under emergency procedures and extreme pressure. The program has been developed on the foundation of our hands-on experience with such events.


Israel – A global expert in MCI Medicine

Israel has experienced many acts of terror over the years, which involved a large scale of casualties and injuries. Therefore, it must be up to par when it comes to the ability to provide real time, broad-scale emergency medical treatment under extreme conditions. The frequency of attacks has propelled Israel to develop innovative methods to address the constant threat of

MCIs. Treating large numbers of physical trauma victims with immediate response times has given rise to the field of MCI medicine in Israel. In the past 20 years, professionals from Israel have been harnessing this knowledge and experience to become leading experts in the fields of Disaster Risk Management and Mass Casualty Incidents.

As such, Israel is always the first to send aid missions to worldwide MCI events, such asIndia’s earthquake (2001); China’s earthquake in Sichuan (2008); Haiti’s earthquake (2010); the typhoon in the Philippines (2013); and most recently - Nepal’s earthquake (2015).

In all of these events, Israel has efficiently provided immediate medical care for thousands of casualties in different levels of severity, and gained global recognition for its high rate of success in saving lives and treating severe injuries.

MCI Hospital preparing and Training Program

Dealing with Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI) requires a multi-faceted approach; in an event of disasters such as terrorist attacks, earthquakes or toxicological events, hundreds of people are evacuated from the scene to the hospital, in need of treatment, information and psychological relief.

Our MCI hospital-training program includes:

  1. Preparation of hospital management and creation of hospital work practices for disaster situations.
  2. Development of procedures that are customized to the specific hospital.
  3. Training hospital staff and conducting MCI management simulations.
  4. Procuring and storing MCI equipment (emergency supply container).
  5. Full exercise – simulation in the hospital premises and team-training.

Our training program will be according the most vulnerable incident (according the needs of the hospital/ministry of Health) such as: Earthquakes/ mass casualty terror events/ toxicological events. Each of these events requires a different approach, organization method, and equipment.

Our program includes a five-day training as follows:

Day 1-2: Lectures to the entire hospital staff.

Day 3: MCI management simulations.

Day 4: simulation drill on hospital premises.

Day 5: Summary and conclusions.