Local news outlets reported on a partnership between American Medical Response (AMR), UBMD Emergency Medicine and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to equip and prepare health care workers for mass casualty events. "Because of their specialized training, [emergency medical physicians] can perform in real-time, on-site, assessments, care, on the scene medication and direction, outside the scope of the standard EMS," Allison Brashear, dean of the Jacobs School
, is quoted on WKBW-TV
. Johanna Innes
, program director of the fellowship in emergency medical services at the Jacobs School, said in The Buffalo News
that UB physicians will staff new emergency response vehicles. "The great thing about having so many vehicles is that availability will always be there, because we all work clinical shifts," Innes said.