2010-09-23 / Front Page

Just a drill


Members of Jamestown Boy Scout Troop 1 did an ‘outstanding’ job of playing the victims during a JEMS mass casualty drill on Sept. 16. In the mock scenario, a LNG transport tanker exploded, sending resultant shock waves and flying shrapnel toward residents relaxing near the Jamestown Boat Yard. Within 25 minutes of being dispatched by Incident Command, all 25 patients had been found, triaged, transported to the treatment area and designated for transport off island to trauma and medical centers. All responders and patients then enjoyed pizza together. Photo courtesy of JEMS Members of Jamestown Boy Scout Troop 1 did an ‘outstanding’ job of playing the victims during a JEMS mass casualty drill on Sept. 16. In the mock scenario, a LNG transport tanker exploded, sending resultant shock waves and flying shrapnel toward residents relaxing near the Jamestown Boat Yard. Within 25 minutes of being dispatched by Incident Command, all 25 patients had been found, triaged, transported to the treatment area and designated for transport off island to trauma and medical centers. All responders and patients then enjoyed pizza together. Photo courtesy of JEMS

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