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Major Incident Medical Management and Support –
Pre Hospital Version (MIMMS)

The 2-day Pre-Hospital Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) course is aimed at emergency responders who may be involved in the management of a mass gathering emergency (music concerts, sports events etc) or transport incident (train/plane/road accident). The course is suitable for paramedics, nurses, doctors, first-aid responders and event promoters and focuses on how to deliver the medical support needed to multiple casualties. As the only international standard in major incident medical management, the course is taught and the principles are practiced throughout the world, being integrated into civilian and military medical practice.

Our MIMMS courses are led by Mr. Stephen Groves O.B.E. who is the National Head of Emergency Preparedness Resilience and Response (EPRR) for NHS England. Stephen is involved in tier one (ministerial level) and cross government exercises throughout England. He is supported by Irish based Consultants in Emergency Medicine and experienced operational staff from the Irish emergency services, CPD/CEU credits available for all courses. The course is accredited by the Advanced Life Support Group Manchester (ALSG).


It is intended for participants who provide immediate on-site emergency medical support at disaster scenes (air/rail/road incidents) and mass gatherings (concerts, sports events, festivals).

Suitable candidates include (but are not limited to) doctors, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, first responders, voluntary first-aiders, health and safety staff and event promoters. A Healthcare qualification is strongly recommended (e.g. First-Aid, EMS, Nurse, Doctor)

Course Content

The online (VLE) tutorials cover
✅ Emergency services structure
✅ Command and Control
✅ Bronze, Silver, Gold strategic areas
✅ Major Incident Planning
✅ CBRN incidents

The 2-Day Face-to-Face practicals cover
✅ Scene assessment
✅ Triage sieve of victims
✅ Triage sorting at CCS
✅ Transport off-site
✅ Personal protection
✅ Radio procedure
✅ Table-top exercises
✅ Putting it All Together Practice Sessions
✅ Running a Code
✅ Practical exercises without casualties


✅ The online VLE: takes approximately 4 hours.
✅ The Face -to-Face element takes 2 Days (16 hours)

Criteria for Successful Completion

✅ Complete MANDATORY pre-course tutorials (VLE)
✅ Actively participate in, practice, and complete all skills and learning stations
✅ Demonstrate competence in OSPEs covering METHANE message, radio communication, scene assessment, triage sieve, triage sort
✅ Score a minimum grade (80% or higher) on the final Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) paper.


Participants, who successfully complete the course, including the MCQ, will receive an ALSG MIMMS Certificate, valid for 4 years.


Our MIMMS courses are led by Mr. Stephen Groves O.B.E. who is the National Head of Emergency Preparedness Resilience and Response (EPRR) for NHS England. Stephen is involved in tier one (ministerial level) and cross government exercises for Flu Epidemic, National Fuel Shortages, Counter Terrorism, National Power Outages and National Ecoli and Mers Corona Virus.

Gary Hardacre QAM, Head of Risk and Resilience in Scotland. Gary was awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal in 2013. Stephen and Gary are supported by an English and Irish faculty of Consultants, Nurses and Advanced Paramedics who are regarded as experts in their field and have a proven ability to teach.

Between them their experience includes full time planning, responding and project managing a wide range of operational incidents including:

✅ The London and Manchester Attacks 2017
✅ The 2012 London Olympic Games
✅ The Commonwealth Games
✅ The Ebola Response in the UK
✅ The National Critical and Specialist Services for Burns ICU, NICU, PICU
✅ The Papal Visit 2011
✅ The G8 Summit
✅ The National Industrial Action by the NHS Junior Doctors
✅ The National Industrial Action by the English Ambulance Service
✅ An Assortment of Royal Visits and Ceremonies
✅ The Ecoli Outbreak in England
✅ The Medevacing of 12 Critically Burned Patients from the Romanian Night Club Fire
✅ The Glasgow Airport Bombing
✅ The Clutha Bar, Helicopter Crash Incident

Course Materials

The following materials are delivered to the candidate’s work address by registered courier.

✅ MIMMS Provider Manual
✅ Introductory Welcome Letter with Venue Directions
✅ Course Programme

Online Component

There is a pre-course compulsory ALSG VLE online MCQ, if you arrive for the face to face component of the course WITHOUT completing your VLE your options are:

✅ Go home. (no MIMMS cert, no observer’s cert, no CPD/CEU credits. You will get a receipt of payment but not successful completion)
✅ Stay and observe. (no MIMMS cert. You will get an observer’s cert and CPD/CEU credits only if you stay for the full 2 days. You will get a receipt of payment but not successful completion)

In neither case will you get a refund of your fees. You may complete the VLE at a later date and use it against another MIMMS course. Code Blue will discount the cost of the VLE from your next full MIMMS course fee. We cannot guarantee that another training site will do the same.

CPD/CEU Credits

All Codeblue courses are eligible for CPD/CEU points. The exact number of points you can claim depends on what your occupation/speciality is.

This course is eligible for up to 12 hours of face-to-face CPD/CEU and 4 hours of online CPD/CEU’s.

More information on Medical Council and Irish Nursing & Midwifery Board

Arrange a Course

Please contact Máighréad on or telephone 01-2353317 and we will explore the feasibility of running a tailored course to your specific requirements.

Group Bookings

Group bookings can be discussed with Máighréad on or telephone 01-2353317. A discount may apply based on the number of candidates booked.