Mock disaster drill helps JVS students earn first aid certification


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Courtesy photo Allied health sciences student Meghan McGuire of Wellington assists plumbing student Lucas Whitacre of Firelands during a mock disaster drill at the Lorain County JVS.


A mock disaster drill recently transfored the Lorain County JVS plumbing and pipefitting lab into a very scary place.

Allied health science students responded to the fake emergency, with plumbing students doing a very realistic job of being the victims.

During the drill, students used their first aid and safety skills to treat the patients, acting as first responders.

Students were observed and graded by EMT paramedic students from the Lorain County Community College emergency medicine services program.

This exercise was the students’ final assessment for their safety and first aid certification. Those who earned the certification will also receive two college credits for the coursework take at the JVS.

“This activity is a great way for our students to apply the skills they have been taught in the lab in a more realistic setting,” said JVS instructor Holly Sofia. “Even though the day’s activities were a drill, the students saw the important implications of being prepared for a major event.”

Courtesy photo Allied health sciences student Meghan McGuire of Wellington assists plumbing student Lucas Whitacre of Firelands during a mock disaster drill at the Lorain County JVS.

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Courtesy photo Allied health sciences student Meghan McGuire of Wellington assists plumbing student Lucas Whitacre of Firelands during a mock disaster drill at the Lorain County JVS.

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