Mock disaster drills for EMA help

first responders hone their skills

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

As sometimes happens, a victim is found late in the day, and a local police officer doesn't think twice about doing his part to bring the young man to safely.

Pictures by Nila Smith

A view of the decontamination tent

This is a typical means of one person carrying another. The young victim is hoisted onto the police officer's shoulders and carried to the water bath.




Once there, he is laid out on a hard board.

Then he is secured to the board so that he cannot roll off.


The victim is first doused with water, ...

... then carried through the de-con tent.



Coming out of the tent, he will go through a triage with an on-site paramedic. In this case the young man is having difficulty breathing. His vitals are checked, he's given oxygen and put on the list of victims to be taken to the hospital.

Logan County Paramedics prepare the victim for transport. With the completion of this process, the mock disaster drill is now over.





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