The Mass Casualty Incidents topic page provides news, videos and expert columns about dealing with large-scale incidents including terrorist attacks, dirty bombs, natural disasters like a tornado or a hurricane, an accidental collision of commuter trains, or a massive leak of toxic chemicals.
For the week of April 19, Dave Smith discusses the Boston Marathon Bombing, the West, Texas industrial explosion that left at least 12 dead and 200 injured, the death of a paralyzed OKC officer, and this week's 'Not Today' moment.
Three people are reported dead and as many as 170 others are injured following a series of explosions that erupted near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday. The FBI zeroed in on two suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a shootout, and his younger brother Dzhokhar, who is in custody. - Full Story