ADDISON – Students at the Technology Center of DuPage got a taste of what it takes to respond to a real-life emergency situation during a recent victim rescue simulation at the Addison school.
The May 15 scenario involved responding to a staged multi-vehicle accident scene. Students in the Fire Science-EMT program had to assess injuries, extricate victims from the vehicles and transport them to the “medical center” – all the while reporting the situation to the “dispatcher.”
Cosmetology students also put their skills to work, using special makeup techniques to create realistic-looking wounds and injuries on students serving as victims for the scenario.
Members of the Addison Fire Department oversaw students as they used hydraulic equipment to remove the doors and roof of a vehicle. As part of the exercise, a medical helicopter also landed at the school.