Wake Forest EMS to hold training event on March 19

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on March 15 by Communications and External Relations:

The Wake Forest Emergency Medical Services team will participate March 19 in a mass casualty drill at the nearby BB&T University Center.  (The original message incorrectly identified the location by its former name, Reynolda Business Center.)

The drill will run from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot at Wake Forest’s BB&T University Center, which is located at 2400 Reynolda Road across from the Reynolda Road entrance to the University.

The Wake Forest EMS team is a student-run organization with about 25 student volunteers who respond as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to 911 medical calls 24/7 during the academic year.

The drill is intended to provide hands-on training to prepare them for a potential serious accident or other emergency on campus.  The students will be dispatched, in the drill, to a simulated incident and will practice how to call for additional resources to assist them. The student EMTs will unaware of what the incident is until the training occurs March 19 and will conduct themselves as though a mass casualty incident has happened.

The University Police Department, the Winston-Salem Police Department, the University’s Student Health Service, the Winston-Salem Fire Department and the Forsyth County EMS will participate in the drill.