Did you know?
FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness did more than simply incorporate information about SALT (Sort, Access, Lifesaving Intervention, and Treat or Transport) – a relatively new and more accurate system of classifying victims of a mass casualty event based on the severity of their injuries and likelihood of survival – into a number of its courses.
The Center designed a SALT triage tag, which it has used in training since April.
And, it is now making the electronic file of the tag accessible by its students to print, should their communities use or choose to adopt the SALT triage system, which was developed by a working group of representatives from the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, and others. That allows the responders to print the SALT tag in house and keeps them from having to search for a commercial source for the item.