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Emergency Prep MB Requirement 7 done right (CT)

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I needed some good news and I think I found it. Outdoor emergency drill by the pro's (WRFD, RSAR, a FEMA CERT service team, etc.) who will setup a National Incident Management System (NIMS) command at a scout camp. Scouts will be trained and involved in the drill.

http://www.thereddingpilot.com/20852...ill-on-jan-10/

Boy Scouts from Redding Troop 15 will fill the role of lost and injured patients while also being taught the fundamentals of emergency first aid and wilderness survival.

“This drill represents an opportunity for our Scouts to contribute to an important event and an amazing opportunity to learn vital life-saving skills from some of the best in the field of emergency services said Raymond Schaer, troop leader.

Sounds done right.

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Followup with photos and more info at this link:

http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Area-first-responders-stage-mock-search-for-lost-6006819.php

"Here's the scenario: After splitting into three groups to seek help for a 12-year-old who fell off a cliff and broke his leg, seven local Boy Scouts went missing somewhere in the 170 acres of open space at the John Sherman Hoyt Scout Reservation.Fortunately, the boys were not actually missing: They and emergency responders from multiple jurisdictions were engaged in a large-scale woodland search and rescue drill led by the West Redding Fire Department.

Temperatures were in the teens and the ground was still covered with ice from Friday morning's snow showers when the two-hour exercise took place.

Erik Areklett, of Redding Troop 15, played the role of the injured Scout. Another boy stayed with him while the other kids searched for help. Responders were able to practice emergency medical treatment and patient removal, off-road utility vehicle response, K-9 search, and personnel rehab and support services.

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Found another CT Boy Scout Troop 7 working Requirement 7.... Great photos

The Connecticut Department of Transportation issued a reminder   of their  simulated rail accident training drill will occur on Saturday, September 14, 2019 between 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in New Haven. The drill, which will appear and sound realistic, will take place as part of ongoing safety training, practice, reinforcement, and refinement exercises designed to achieve the highest level of safety along the CTrail Hartford Line and Shore Line East. The drill will include volunteer passengers, including children, who will take the role of passengers injured as the result of a simulated head-on collision with another train. The simulation will include actual calls to on-duty emergency responders (fire and police), who will travel to the scene and work to rescue simulated accident victims.

According to the CTDOT, the drill is required by the Federal Railroad Administration, but is “an important component of CTDOT’s ongoing safety training and reinforcement practice.”

“The simulated accident […] is designed to reinforce and fine-tune the efficacy of emergency response protocols of train crews, dispatchers, first-responders, and others, as well as the coordination and real-life application of communication and chain-of-command protocols. This drill supplements the extensive and ongoing training for all involved groups.”

– CTDOT

source links:

https://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/new-haven/ctdot-runs-rail-accident-simulation-training-drill-boy-scouts-volunteer-as-injured-passengers/

https://portal.ct.gov/DOT/News-from-the-Connecticut-Department-of-Transportation/2019/REMINDER---CTDOT-ANNOUNCES-RAIL-ACCIDENT-SIMULATION-TRAINING-DRILL-FOR-SATURDAY

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That sounds really cool!  I've always like the mock emergencies our troop does, but being able to integrate with pros can really open up a kid's eyes to what "be prepared" might mean to them down the road...

Thanks for the links!

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