Communication vehicles are available upon request through CMED for MCI communications support.
Regional Mass Casualty Support Units (RMCSU)
The Regional Mass Casualty Support Units are strategically located in Fitchburg, Oxford, Southbridge, and Sterling. Each unit provides supplemental medical and communications resources for Mass Casualty Incidents within EMS Region II. The RMCSUs must be activated through CMED.
Download the PowerPoint slides for detailed information about the Regional Mass Casualty Support Units. (Be sure to read the notes section for each slide.)
Funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Central Region Homeland Security Council worked with the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) to retrofit one of the WRTA’s older model buses for BLS level MCI transports and skilled nursing and hospital evacuations. The AmbuBus is equipped with medical supplies to care for 12 patients on cots and another 8 to 10 ambulatory patients. The AmbuBus may be requested for deployment through CMED.
Download the AmbuBus slides to learn more about this great resource!
Disaster Communications trailer
- Mobile EMS Command Post with Reeves ICP Shelter with inside lighting and heat/AC.
- Onboard generator with multiple electrical outlets
- Multiple mobile radios
- Ability to patch different frequencies together
- 30' antenna to boost radio transmissions
- Recorded radio transitions
- Satellite phone
The trailer has the same radio equipment as the communications vehicles, but also contains an incident command tent for managing communications during an extended MCI or evacuation. CMEMSC staff will determine if this unit is deployed.
Mobile Emergency Support Shelter
This Western Shelter™ serves as a temporary all-hazards emergency field facility. It’s intended for critical care treatment and housing surge patients, evacuees, and individuals displaced by power failures. Its 3 tent configuration (same as those used by Federal Disaster Medical Teams) features:
- Climate control (heat/AC)
- Shower facilities
- Water handling equipment
- Vestibule connectors
- Hard floor and vinyl floor (for uneven terrain use)
- Durability to withstand winds up to 50 mph
The shelter is pre-packaged and portable in two large trailers, containing one Gatekeeper (I-20) 20x20 octagon tent and two Gatekeeper (I1935) 19x35 stretched octagons. Once the shelter is assembled on scene, the trailers can be connected to the tents for storage or as command and control facilities.
Auxiliary Support Unit (ASU)
An Auxiliary Support Unit (ASU) is located in Worcester and ready for rapid deployment to replenish key supplies. CMEMSC staff will determine if this unit is deployed.