WFU EMS students to participate in mass casualty drill

Demon Deacon riding in EMT vehicle

When: Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Mountain Dew Lot

What: The student-run Wake Forest Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team will participate in a mass casualty drill to provide invaluable hands-on 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 at the Coliseum 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 incident has 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 student volunteers who respond as EMTs on campus to 911 medical calls 24/7 during the academic year.

Wake Forest EMS student volunteers
Wake Forest EMS student volunteers

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.

On-site contact: August Vernon, WFU Emergency Manager, 446-414-4752

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