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August 22, 2011 – Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) sponsored an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) class, “Incident Management for Mass Casualty Incidents,” on Aug. 10. The Callicoon firemen hosted the event at their new fire house, located at 9305 NYS Route 97 in Callicoon, N.Y., and the Portable Chef from Jeffersonville, N.Y., provided a buffet.

There were more than 70 participants, representing 19 different local fire departments, ambulance corps and government entities. Callicoon Chief Mark Murphy provided the welcome comments, and Robert Theadore, Assistant Disaster Coordinator at CRMC, and Rolland “Boomer” Bojo, Administrator of Patient Care Services and Emergency Manager at CRMC, also delivered remarks.

The informative class was taught by Instructor Scot Phelps. Phelps is the Program Director/Assistant Professor for the Emergency Disaster Management MPA in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the Metropolitan College of New York, and has more than two decades of emergency response experience. The class focused on the fundamentals of an Incident Command Center (ICS) during a crisis and covered a range of topics including the person in charge, responsibilities of first responders, field triage and ICS structure.

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