ERIC Number: ED072293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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MAST (Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic. Report of Test Program by the Interagency Study Group (July-December 1970).
Department of Defense, Washington, DC.; Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
As a joint endeavor by the Departments of Defense, Transportation, and Health, Education, and Welfare to demonstrate military resources and techniques which are utilized in combat, the Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic (MAST) program was pilot-tested in 1970 at five military bases. Undertaken to explore the feasibility of utilizing military helicopters and military paramedical personnel in responding to civilian medical emergencies, particularly highway accidents, MAST was essentially an operational test where military resources of known capability were meshed with local Emergency Medical Service systems, without the provision of additional resources and without administrative difficulties. Program effectiveness and community acceptance varied for each site. Numerous photographs illustrate the text, which includes extensive recommendations and conclusions. The following topics are focused upon: (1) a medical evaluation of the program, (2) background and actual experiences of the program, (3) the civilian viewpoint, (4) military aspects, (5) helicopter considerations, (6) cost considerations, (7) legal aspects, and (8) future activity. (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Aircraft Pilots, Allied Health Occupations, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Developmental Programs, Emergency Programs, Emergency Squad Personnel, Feasibility Studies, Federal Programs, Medical Services, Military Organizations, Military Personnel, Pilot Projects, Program Effectiveness, Safety, Testing Programs, Traffic Safety
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (S/N 1727-0030; $.45)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Defense, Washington, DC.; Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.