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Media Alerts

Mock Mass Casualty Incident to be held on April 26 at Medical Education Campus

April 20, 2012 9:00 AM

What
The Medical Education Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will test the skills of paramedic students in its Emergency Medical Services program by staging a mock mass casualty incident (MCI) related to a fictional furnace explosion in an office building. Twenty-eight students seeking the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Intermediate certificate will be outfitted with and act as victims in the simulation; while about thirty paramedic students will carry out various roles such as EMT, Incident Command, Public Affairs, etc.

Where
Northern Virginia Community College, 6699 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield
Parking: Visitor’s Parking Lot, 1st level of the garage

When
Thursday, April 26.  A pre-briefing and tabletop exercise will precede the MCI, and the simulation will be held from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact
Media interested in covering this event should contact Jessica Baxter at 703-323-3288 or jbaxter@nvcc.edu

Background
NOVA has three tracks in its EMT program: Basic Life Support, EMT-Intermediate, both certificate programs; and EMT-Paramedic, a two-year Associate’s in Applied Science degree. Upon successful completion, the Paramedic program provides students the skills and knowledge necessary to take the NREMT Paramedic Exam. More than 80 percent of first responders are trained in community colleges.