The World Trade Center Attack: The paramedic response: an insider's view
FDNY EMS Division Two, Bronx, New York, USA
Critical Care 2001, 5:301-303 doi:10.1186/cc1054Published: 6 November 2001
The World Trade Center attack and collapse is the first time an aircraft has been used as a weapon of mass effect. The scale and magnitude of this manmade disaster can only be compared with a natural catastrophe such as the Armenian earthquake of December 1988. The importance of an incident command system and the Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment, and the need for fixed Casualty Collection Points, is explained.