Three Rivers College students hold mock disaster training - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Three Rivers College students hold mock disaster training

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

With the tragedies in Boston and West, Texas, still fresh in their minds, nursing and paramedic students from Three Rivers College held a mass casualty training drill this morning in Poplar Bluff.

The drill is designed to simulate what it would be like to respond to a disaster where there are multiple injuries and deaths.

Students set up emergency triage tents, and treated multiple patients during a fake arson fire.

And even though it was just a drill, the college tried to simulate a potentially chaotic situation.

you hold back key elements of what's going to happen with the event so there are surprises so all the participants have to react to an unknown.

In all, more than sixty students took part in the drill along with the Poplar Bluff Police and Fire Departments.

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • First Alert: Mild temps and scattered showers

    First Alert: Mild temps and scattered showers

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:23 AM EDT2018-04-24 12:23:41 GMT
    Some patchy dense fog this morning...especially those areas that saw the most rain Monday. (Source:KFVS)Some patchy dense fog this morning...especially those areas that saw the most rain Monday. (Source:KFVS)
    Some patchy dense fog this morning...especially those areas that saw the most rain Monday. (Source:KFVS)Some patchy dense fog this morning...especially those areas that saw the most rain Monday. (Source:KFVS)

    Laura Wibbenmeyer says the on and off rain chance stays with us this afternoon as well, but there will be more dry time today compared to yesterday. 

    Laura Wibbenmeyer says the on and off rain chance stays with us this afternoon as well, but there will be more dry time today compared to yesterday. 

  • Early morning Honor Flight from Marion, IL to Washington D.C. takes off

    Early morning Honor Flight from Marion, IL to Washington D.C. takes off

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:31 AM EDT2018-04-24 11:31:26 GMT
    Veterans make their way to Washington D.C. (Source: Rob Foote, KFVS)Veterans make their way to Washington D.C. (Source: Rob Foote, KFVS)

    The 55 veterans are from the area around Marion, Illinois. This trip comes at no cost to the veterans. It is paid for by donations from corporate sponsors and private donors.

    The 55 veterans are from the area around Marion, Illinois. This trip comes at no cost to the veterans. It is paid for by donations from corporate sponsors and private donors.

  • Deadline near to submit Illinois bicentennial coin design

    Deadline near to submit Illinois bicentennial coin design

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:58 AM EDT2018-04-24 10:58:37 GMT
    (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)(Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    Illinois residents still have few more days to take a shot at designing a souvenir coin to mark the state's 200th birthday.

    Illinois residents still have few more days to take a shot at designing a souvenir coin to mark the state's 200th birthday.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Woman says deputies lied to get a warrant, then sexually assaulted her

    Woman says deputies lied to get a warrant, then sexually assaulted her

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:50:48 GMT

    A Catawba County woman says she has been the victim of harassment from the county’s sheriff’s office, who, records show, have executed multiple search warrants at her home in less than a year.  

    A Catawba County woman says she has been the victim of harassment from the county’s sheriff’s office, who, records show, have executed multiple search warrants at her home in less than a year.  

  • For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

    For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:46 AM EDT2018-04-24 09:46:09 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-04-24 12:26:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. For the first time, Facebook is making public, on Tuesday, April 24, its detailed gu...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. For the first time, Facebook is making public, on Tuesday, April 24, its detailed gu...

    For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts.

    For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts.

  • Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

    Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

    Monday, April 23 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-04-23 18:18:31 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:39 AM EDT2018-04-24 11:39:08 GMT

    A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

    A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

Powered by Frankly