Candidates in the Marble Falls High School EMT program participated in a large scale mass casualty exercise Tuesday morning alongside first responders from Marble Falls Area EMS, Marble Falls Fire Rescue, and the Marble Falls Police Department. Students from Faith Academy simulated injured patients following a simulated boat crash into a crowd of people during a large event like Lakefest.
“Along with the interagency professionals, our EMT students in the MFHS CTE program were responsible for triage, assessment, and ultimately, the transport of patients to Scott and White in Marble Falls,” said Marble Falls Area EMS Operations Director, Kevin Naumann. “The exercise was a test of the emergency services command structures, and helped Scott and White test their Emergency Department’s surge capacity in the event of a mass casualty situation.”
The Career Pathway programs at Marble Falls focus on producing Workforce Ready graduates with professional certifications in their area of career interest. Tuesday’s interagency drill helped EMT students to experience in a real-world setting how the various components of their textbook knowledge manifest during a large scale event.
EMT students (in white shirts) participate right along with all of the first responders in the exercise debrief with Marble Falls Fire Department Chief Russell Sander
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