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Emergency Services Preparation - Raleigh General Hospital

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On Thursday, Raleigh General Hospital ran a disaster drill with 12 "dummies" delivered by ambulance from Jambo. With 50,000 attendees + staff, the hospital is expecting 110 injuries per day.

Story and video:

http://www.wvnstv.com/story/22581843/raleigh-general-disaster-drill-in-preparation-for-bsjupdate

 

From the video, none of the "dummies" appeared to have their mandatory 4+ pages,bilingual Health Medical form frown.png.

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More info on emergency preparations

 

"Mike Patrick, director of operations for the Summit Bechtel Reserve, said about 800 medical volunteers will be onsite in addition to military medical support.

The Scouts are hoping that the reduced average temperatures, about 12-15 degrees, of their new site will at least provide some relief. On one day at the 2005 Jamboree, the Associated Press reported that 300 people, mostly Scouts, suffered from dehydration, fatigue and lightheadedness when temperatures and humidity rose.

Air support and other transportation are also readily available for Scouts who might need to be transported to a nearby hospital. An inventory of nearby supplies of anti-venom and related treatments, Patrick said, has also been taken."

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"If Scouts need to be moved, Patrick said, the transportation company contracted for the Jamboree, Transportation Management Services, is prepared. TMS was selected by the Boy Scouts due to its experience at other large events such as Super Bowls and the Olympics.

Patrick said they will be handling the daily transportation, the work of hundreds of buses. On the first day alone, 800 buses are expected to arrive, one every 45 seconds, to drop off Scouts at their camp sites."

 

From: http://www.statejournal.com/story/22756242/if-disaster-strikes-jamboree-will-boy-scouts-be-prepared

 

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12 more dummies that won't pay their bill, sticking to the taxpayer. :)
I bet they voted for the current governor too!

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Jan-Care adds 12 more ambulances on-site

 

- Jan-Care ambulance crews will be on the property 24 hours a day

- 22 ambulances will now be on-site, though fewer at night

- ETA to local hospitals from The Summit is around 12 minutes

- Raleigh General Hospital adding 20 extra beds

- Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital adding 15 beds

- Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill will also increase number of meds

- 375 National Guard and other Department of Defense agents are staying nearby at the University of Charleston-Beckley Jan-Care, military and BSA crews will be operating under West Virginia protocol in case of emergencies.

http://www.emsworld.com/news/10985914/ambulances-added-for-wva-boy-scout-jamboree

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Jan-Care adds 12 more ambulances on-site

 

- Jan-Care ambulance crews will be on the property 24 hours a day

- 22 ambulances will now be on-site, though fewer at night

- ETA to local hospitals from The Summit is around 12 minutes

- Raleigh General Hospital adding 20 extra beds

- Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital adding 15 beds

- Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill will also increase number of meds

- 375 National Guard and other Department of Defense agents are staying nearby at the University of Charleston-Beckley Jan-Care, military and BSA crews will be operating under West Virginia protocol in case of emergencies.

http://www.emsworld.com/news/10985914/ambulances-added-for-wva-boy-scout-jamboree

"The Jamboree’s chief medical officer, Dr. Glen Ault, estimates that up to 500 people per day have been treated for various injuries at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, and an average of about 15 people per day are taken to hospitals. The Jamboree has more than 500 medical personnel."

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