The Delaware Air National Guard, 166th Medical Group was the lead unit for the exercise and responsible for the setup of a BLU-MED Response System® mobile hospital. The BLU-MED medical facility included an administration area, triage area, operating room, and patient ward.
Within the span of four days, three powerful earthquakes devastated the central Umbria region of Italy. Stone and concrete structures, common in this mountainous province, previously compromised by the massive 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Amatrice on August 24, which killed nearly 300 people, offered little resistance. Centuries-old structures, many of historical significance, were reduced to…Read more
Natural disasters of all types and intensity carry risk of fatalities. Even minor inclement weather scenarios can have tragic effects and loss of life. Deployable morgues fill a critical need within effective medical care operations at disaster sites. Disaster response planning should always include these systems in order to manage deceased victims respectfully, efficiently, and…Read more
BLU-MED® 25-bed mobile hospital deployed in Leogane following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The 2016 hurricane season is in full swing and the forecast for the season’s peak (occurs around September 10 each year) is promising to be a devastating one. Having inflicted destruction across many Caribbean islands including the Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica, Hurricane…Read more