Media Advisory: WFU EMS students to participate in mass casualty drill

What: The student-run Wake Forest Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team will participate in a mass casualty drill to provide invaluable scenario training in the event of a serious accident or on-campus emergency.

In this highly visual event, students will be dispatched to a simulated incident on campus and will practice how to call for additional resources to assist with the incident. The student EMTs will be unaware of what the incident is until the training occurs and will conduct themselves as though a mass casualty has actually happened, in keeping with how local and state emergency services train. ‘Patients’ with varying degrees of simulated injuries will be a part of the incident.

Wake Forest EMS is a group of 25 student volunteers who respond as EMTs on campus to 911 medical calls 24/7 during the academic year.

Additionally, a Wake Alert message will be broadcast outdoors using speakers that activate a chiming sound and announce a brief prerecorded or live message. Wake Alert is the University’s emergency notification system, which can use numerous methods to inform the campus of emergencies.

Who: The Wake Forest EMS will participate in the drill in conjunction with Forsyth County EMS, the Winston-Salem Fire Department, Wake Forest Student Health Services and the WFU Police Department.

When: April 11, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: A specific location to be determined at Wake Forest University.

The Wake Forest News office will provide more details to media about the exact location on campus once that information is available.

About Wake Forest University:
Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at

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