SPEARRSmall Portable Expeditionary Aeromedical Rapid Response
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The first module is the SPEARR Team, which incorporates TVI's casualty management shelters.
When deployed to the Hurricane Katrina devastated Gulf coast region in August 2005, the SPEARR team discovered their old shelter did not erect quickly enough to facilitate their rapid surgical mission.
Though she treated mostly routine injuries, she recalls the day a terrorist's bomb forced her to use the mass casualty emergency skills gained during her SPEARR training.