October 29, 2015
Lightning Strike MCI at 13,000 feet

On July 21, 2010 three parties of climbers were struck by lightning near the summit of the Grand Teton (13,770 feet/4075 meters). The ensuing rescue was the largest single rescue effort in Grand Teton National Park history. The incident involved 17 patients and considerable resources. Dr. Smith directed the medical operations of the rescue and will discuss how the Wilderness Mass Causality Incident (MCI) unfolded in a technical wilderness setting and the treatment of the lightning injuries encountered.


July 01, 2013
Mercury Toxicity in Wildland Firefighters

Abstract: Objective-- Recent studies have shown that significant levels of mercury (Hg) are being released into the atmosphere by wildland fires throughout the United States (US).

February 08, 2008
2007 US Army Reserve Training - EGYPT

**This is a personal account of my involvement in this mission and not an official statement of the US Army.

Incident Reports

Rockfall in Garnet Canyon - Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton Park Rangers Rescue Climber Buried by Rockfall in Garnet Canyon

June 20, 2013
Search and Rescue
Multiple Emergencies & Climbing Fatality in Grand Teton National Park

Mulitple Emergencies & Climbing Fatality Caused Active Day for Grand Teton National Park Rangers