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Fleet Week

Navy and Marine Corps team shows medical capabilities

Fleet Week

Navy and Marine Corps team shows medical capabilities to San Francisco first responders

San Francisco, Calif. – Navy and Marine Corps personnel are scheduled to showcase medical capabilities to San Francisco first responders during San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 7.

The Navy will present its medical capacities aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard at Pier 30/32 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and the Navy-Marine Corps team will be presenting their emergency response capabilities at Marina Green from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The medical “peer to peer” event will include presentations and simulations focusing on how the military provides surge medical support in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

Topics of discussion will include emergency response, mass casualty support and coalition support, resuscitation and stabilization, patient evacuation and en route care, as well as a brief on future medical initiatives and an opportunity for questions and answers.

In the event of an earthquake local infrastructure may not be able to provide enough medical care to victims. The equipment U.S. Navy and Marine Corps could provide to help transport and care for those involved in a disaster will be on display.

San Francisco Fleet Week is an opportunity to showcase the Navy-Marine Corps team’s ability to provide the people of San Francisco the medical support they may need in case of a catastrophe.

The San Francisco Fleet Week Association’s mission is to focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster response preparations by developing relationships between the Navy/Marine Corps team and Bay Area first responders.

Media interested in attending the peer to peer medical exchange training Friday, Oct. 7, may contact 1st Lt Eric Flanagan, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade Public Affairs Officer, at or 760-212-6203.