Mock disaster drills for EMA help

first responders hone their skills

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[June 16, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

Because the victims in this exercise have been exposed to a hazardous compound, they will have to go through a washing process. 

The yellow pool seen in the previous photo album is the holding pond for the pumper truck. The truck will take in the water and pressurize it to spray the victims to remove the anhydrous residue on their bodies.

Pictures by Nila Smith

The red washing pool gets set into place.

The victim who is unconscious will become a first priority.



While her friends watch, she is carefully rolled onto the hard board.

Firefighters work as a team to keep her body straight and get her on the board without hurting her.


Once she is on the board, they have to secure her so she won't roll off while they take her to the washing area.

The victim is carefully carried to the washing area.



Still unconscious, still on the board, she is lowered into the red pool ...

... and sprayed with water to remove the anhydrous residue.


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