THE TRIAGE TAG --
The triage designation is
based on a color system. You place a triage tag on each victim and tear off the
colors until the color at the bottom matches the victim’s classification.
The person doing the initial START triage does NOT fill out the tag.
Rather, he/she only tears off the color-strip and attaches the tag to the
patient. We suggest that that person also write the time and initial the
The actual filling-in-the-blanks of the tag happens either in the treatment
area, or in the ambulance, by the 2nd stage personnel.