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Mock disaster training program prepares emergency responders

After 7 months of preparation, medical personnel are training for what to do in a mass casualty situation.

Posted: May 5, 2018 6:12 PM
Updated: May 5, 2018 6:30 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)-- After 7 months of preparation, medical personnel are training for what to do in a mass-casualty situation

Tippecanoe County emergency responders took part in the mock situation. Volunteer departments train for these situations given the number of school districts each cover.

One of the training exercises involved a bus tipping over and injuring numerous student actors.

Public Information Officer Steve Baker said today's program was a team effort.

"Everything works seamlessly, everything just flows," Baker said. "Everybody just knows what to do and they just jump right in and get it done."

Mass casualty situations can range from school bus accidents to school shootings. Students from surrounding Tippecanoe County schools were also involved as actors.

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