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  • #16
    "Firefighters from several area communities, representatives from four of the five participating hospitals, Lakes Region Mutual Aid dispatchers and a representative from the state participated yesterday in an assessment and review of the actions taken after the lightning strike Monday night that sent 23 Boy Scouts by ambulance to emergency rooms."

    A good, honest debrief therein as to how firefighters/EMTs/ER personnel can do better the next time. Camp Bell and Council needs to do the same.

    The above report needs to be attached to a public BSA incident report along with some more information
    1. why scouts were under a tarp among tall trees on a hill and not evacuated down to lodge in the valley below as per camp extreme weather protocol. Who took charge at the scene (campsite) before firefighters/emts arrived?
    2. were scout med forms given to triage/medical personnel
    3. when did adult leaders notify parents
    4. training resume of adult leaders, was that training effective

    Much to learn from this incident.