ISU prepares with mass casualty drill
Published: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013 22:04
Indiana State College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services held an inter-professional mass casualty and active shooter Drill Friday afternoon in the old College of Business.
The intent of the drill was to provide real world, hands on experience with a disaster to students of the college.
At the start of the drill, police responded to a shooter within the building and proceeded to apprehend what turned out to be a woman. After the suspect was cuffed and brought down, students from the Ivy Tech paramedics went through the second and third floors to tend to “victims.”
On the first level of the old College of Business building a tent was set up to host “victims” of the tragedy.
The drill also included students and faculty from the university’s nursing and physician assistant studies programs as well as Ivy Tech paramedic students and faculty, university police, Wabash Valley Red Cross, Indiana Homeland Security and the Rural Health Innovation Collaborative Simulation Center.