Special to The Clinton Courier
Students enrolled in several of Clinton High School’s (CHS) Career and Technical Education courses recently participated in a large-scale emergency simulation exercise, which featured a mock bank robbery, staged bus wreck and emergency fire and first responder drills.
“The opportunity to work with real police, real firefighters and real emergency medical personnel in a simulated incident will help the students understand how law and public safety works together every day,” said law and public safety instructor Lt. Col. Tim Prater ahead of the exercise. “The different events [that happened] in this simulation [were] incidents that those in the law and public safety career deal with frequently.”
The exercise took place on the campus of CHS, with several of the students in the school’s health science courses playing the roles of victims, while others used the knowledge from their health science classes to treat the wounded on scene.
The Clinton Police Department and Clinton Fire Department participated with CHS students in the full-scale simulation, equipped with police cruisers, fire engines and other emergency response vehicles. AMR provided two ambulances and crews in the educational exercise.
“This exercise is a great way to show the students what first responders face on a daily basis,” said Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman.