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Carter High, Roane St. students practice mass casualty drill

5:06 PM, Apr 18, 2013   |    comments
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East Tennessee students participated in a mass casualty drill on Thursday.

Dual enrollment students at Carter High School actually planned the drill months before this week's events.

They teamed up with Roane State Community College for the mock disaster, which mimicked a bus wreck with 20 patients. Cosmetology students created fake injuries, and students training in emergency response prepared the would-be patients for the paramedics.

Teachers say it helps the students learn how to work with several different agencies in a large disaster.

"When they do get out of there, they can land a helicopter. They can triage a mass casualty, they can work in an inner agency incident," said instructor Ann Lawson.

Local firefighters and police helped with the event.  The students will earn credit for the mock disaster.

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