March 13, 2011
New York – A tour bus returning from Mohegan Sun early morning on Saturday slammed into a pole killing fourteen passengers and injuring many in Bronx. Cause of the accident is under investigation.
The ARC in Greater New York Chapter set up a Family Assistance Center and provided mental health, disaster health services and mass care to the affected and first responders. Chapter also had public affairs and partner services on the scene.
September 30, 2010
Maryland – A private charter bus crashed in Montgomery County yesterday, killing the bus driver, and injuring a number of passengers and one person in another vehicle.
The ARC of the National Capital Area chapter placed Disaster Mental Health and Disaster Health Services staff on standby. The chapter offered assistance to the bus company and the Montgomery County Department of Emergency Management.
August 11, 2010
Alaska – A single engine plane owned by Global Communications Incorporated (GCI) crashed a little north of Dillingham yesterday killing 5 of the 9 on board. Cause of the crash is under investigation by the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB).
The ARC of Alaska chapter placed Disaster Mental Health and Spiritual Care workers on standby; They will also activate their partnership with the State Department of Health and Social Services if necessary.
The Disaster Operations Center (DOC) gave the chapter person’s contact information to the NTSB.
Georgia – A church bus, which was part of a three-vehicle caravan transporting 20 children with chaperones rolled over a number of times in McIntosh County. Three adults were hospitalized.
The Southeastern Coastal Georgia Chapter provided mental health volunteers and several partner agencies provided meals and lodging.
The Savannah Chapter and Metropolitan Atlanta Chapters offered their support and assistance to the Southeastern Coastal Georgia Chapter.
Utah – A tour bus carrying Japanese Nationals to the Bryce Canyon National Park rolled over near Cedar City yesterday killing several people and injuring numerous others. A number of passengers remain hospitalized in a local hospital.
The Mountain Valley Chapter remains on stand-by with health and mental health services. They are also available for translation services if they receive any requests.
August 6, 2010
Missouri – Two school buses, a tractor-trailer and another vehicle crashed on an interstate in Franklin County on Thursday. Two fatalities and dozens of injuries reported.
The ARC Saint Louis Area Chapter deployed a Disaster Action Team to assess situation and provide response, where needed. The Disaster Operations Center at National Headquarters contacted NTSB.
August 17, 2009
South Dakota – A small airplane crashed into a field in Lincoln County. Sioux Empire Chapter’s Mental Health team was available to offer counseling to family members. The Disaster Operation Center informed the National Transportation and Safety Board of the accident.
August 10, 2009
New York – A small plane collided with a helicopter over the Hudson River and caused the death of at least 7 passengers on Saturday. The Greater New York chapter and the Central New Jersey chapter deployed Disaster Action Team (DAT), dispatched Emergency Response Vehicles (ERV’s) and provided mental health support to relatives and canteen services to emergency responders on both the New York and New Jersey
June 23, 2009
Washington, DC — Two 6 car WMATA Metro trains collided just after 5 p.m. EDT on June 22 resulting in a mass casualty situation. The National Capital Area chapter sent blankets, 5 Emergency Response Vehicles and several vans to provide meals, snacks and hydration to the emergency workers. The chapter staffed DC Homeland Security Family Reunification center with FEMA and mental health workers were deployed.