2010-09-30 / Letters to the Editor

Thanks to Scouts for drill help

The members of the Jamestown Emergency Medical Services would like to thank Scoutmaster Jim Archibald, the Jamestown Boy Scouts and their parents for their participation in a mass casualty drill held on Sept. 16 at the Jamestown Boat Yard.

The Scouts acted as injured and ill patients who had been severely impacted by an offshore LNG tanker explosion, shock wave and blast. The Scouts presented with costumes, props, make-up, blood, gore and drama to create a very realistic mass casualty scenario.

Each participating Scout was true to his role in both manner and demeanor, as well. Much dramatic pleading and screaming for help accompanied many seemingly broken and bloodied bodies that JEMS members encountered.

We applaud the members of the Jamestown Boy Scout troop for their A-1 efforts and participation in our drill. We look forward to assisting you further with your badges in emergency response and first aid, and thank you again for assisting us in this valuable exercise.
Katherine O’Neill

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