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Students to test skills in disaster simulation October 14

The cycle of preparedness activities for emergency management.
The cycle of preparedness activities for emergency management.
Courtesy of FEMA U.S. Government.

On October 14, from approximately 7-9:30 a.m., St. Catherine University will be holding an inter-professional disaster simulation event for students on the Quad of the St. Paul campus.

 Residents may be aware of higher than usual levels of noise and activity on campus during that time. If you have any concerns, please contact the University’s Community Relations line at 651-690-6521.

 Faculty and staff from the University’s Public Safety, Public Health and Nursing departments are planning and implementing the event. It will involve about 100 students from the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health departments of nursing, public health and community health as well as American Sign Language.

 The Quad on the St. Paul campus will be cordoned off and filled with tents to simulate a flooded community. Students will be working together to respond to the needs of “disaster victims” in the community. Some participants will be utilizing handheld megaphones to amplify voices.

 Set-up, including tents, will begin the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 13, the simulation will occur 7:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 and tents will be removed that afternoon.

 

Oct. 1, 2014 by Julie Michener

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