“The mass casualty trailer has the capabilities to organize and treat patients in a fast and effective manner,” said Deputy Director, Brian Norton.
For five years, BCEMS has worked toward a grant which would provide the trailer. Finally this year, the trailer became reality.
“We’re happy to have it,” said Norton.
The trailer was bought with FEMA money given to Oklahoma. It’s part of the Regional Emergency Medical Response System in which Bryan County serves Region 5.
“This trailer can be used at any major disaster, be it man-made or natural,” said Norton.
There are trailers situated all around Oklahoma, prepped for any situation. BCEMS is a member of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Systems (REMSS) and Oklahoma Ambulance Strike Teams which means if any disaster happens, both an ambulance and the trauma trailer is deployed to help.
“With this trailer, we can treat more people, from a tornado to an accident on the highway,” said Norton.