Disaster Response

On June 12, 2016, Orlando, Florida was the site of one of the worst mass casualty incidents in American history. An attack by a lone gunman on the Pulse Nightclub resulted in 49 deaths and 53 injuries. The majority of these victims were brought to Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), the regional Level I trauma center, which is located only 2100 feet from the Pulse Nightclub.

Since that night, Orlando Health team members have given over 500 lectures around the world to share the lessons we learned from this senseless attack. The Orlando Health Disaster Response Project is a multimedia resource intended to help hospitals prepare for mass casualty events. Available at, over 30 chapters detail a department-by-department response to the Pulse Nightclub tragedy including recommendations for preparing your hospital for mass casualty events.

Disaster Response Videos

Disaster Response Publications