Disaster Resource Center

St. Mary Medical Center is the Los Angeles County Disaster Resource Center for the greater Long Beach area.
All nine Long Beach area hospitals from Catalina Island to Downey are under the umbrella of the St. Mary Medical Center Disaster Resource Center. The team meets with local hospitals monthly to discuss surge capacity and other vital emergency preparedness issues.  The team also coordinates disaster drills with agencies throughout Long Beach.

Download/view the 2019 Emergency Department Disaster Plans

Charge nurses and nurse managers from every hospital are required to complete Incident Command System (ICS) online courses. ICS 100 and ICS 200 courses are available online through the Federal Emergency Management Training Administration (FEMA) website.

St. Mary Medical Center is unique

We're the only Disaster Resource Center that has an island, airport and port in its area.  As a result of having such a large and potentially vulnerable service area, the hospital staff takes its disaster training and education very seriously. Staff is encouraged to take free on-campus courses and train in disaster drills at least twice a year. Periodically throughout the year staff evacuate the hospital units, wear protective suits, learn about disaster equipment and drill with other community agencies.

Other Trainings

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Long Beach City College Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Exercise Training: June 22, 2019

Join the Long Beach Police and Fire Departments, along with LB City College in participating in a joint large-scale exercise to train law enforcement and fire personnel to work side by side to save lives during a simulated active shooter mass casualty incident.

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Save the Date: August 14, 2019

The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs, in conjunction with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center Disaster Resource Center, Department of Health & Human Services, State, Local, and Tribal governments, and civilian organizations, will conduct an exercise of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS).

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Full Scale Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Exercise: August 9, 2019

This exercise will test the CSU Long Beach Police Department and Student Health Center’s ability to respond to and recover from an active shooter incident or similar mass casualty event.

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