By Mrs. Sondra Luker, Health Science Teacher
On October 21, 2015, Health Science students participated in a Mass Casualty Training Event put together by the Foley Fire Department.
Local First Responders were training for a National Certification – International Trauma Life Safety (ITLS). Foley Fire Department, Medstar Ambulance Service, South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, Foley Police Department, LifeFlight, Faulkner State EMS students, Foley High School Health Science students, Sports Medicine students, and 2nd block P.E. students all participated.
A mass casualty event was simulated on the soccer practice field. Health Science students were transformed into victims and given fake wounds courtesy of Faulkner State EMS instructor Ashley Petelinski and her students. The students then became “victims” of a mass shooting. EMS, fire department and police department then responded to the event. Patients were triaged for transport to hospital and crowd control was provided. Patients (Foley High School teachers and Faulkner EMS students) were transported to the hospital by ambulance and LifeFlight for “treatment.” Foley Health Science intern students observed and became patients at the hospital.
This activity was led by Jeremy Morris at Foley Fire Department who organized the event and prepared students for their roles. The purpose of this event is to provide First Responders with hands on experience in working a mass casualty event.
The following students participated: