What is MasCal?

What is MasCal?

When the next big disaster hits California, will you be ready? 

Attendees from MasCal Training 2013 Operation Urban Rescue

Attendees from MasCal Training 2013 Operation Rolling Chaos

We believe that experience is the best teacher. Our Mass Casualty Training exercises were created to facilitate collaboration between government and civilian emergency medical services in preparation for a major disaster.

Mass Casualty Training exercises allow government agencies and civilians to interact in a way that they wouldn’t in real life—until a major disaster hits. They also allow emergency medical services the opportunity to practice their skills in real-life situations before they respond to a real disaster.

Additionally, Mass Casualty Training exercises are an excellent tool for educating students. Nursing and EMT students have the chance to respond to the needs of critically injured patients in the field before graduation. Our training exercises take students out of the classroom and put them in a controlled, realistic environment in order to best train the next wave of medical personnel.

Each year, we produce a new scenario designed to test government and civilian emergency medical services. Have a great idea for our next scenario? Visit our contacts page and send us an email.

Victim of a simulated explosion, Rachel Hoffman is on her way to a CalStar rescue helicopter, which will be flown to a Hospital.

Victim of a simulated explosion, Rachel Hoffman is on her way to a CalStar rescue helicopter. Photograph by James Sakane 2014.