Samford conducts mock disaster drill


[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1365549407&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4011516&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1365549407 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Samford University conducted a mock disaster drill for its students on Tuesday.

During the mock drill, dozens of students pretended to be injured or killed.

The scenario involved Homewood Police and Fire Department members. A full SWAT team also came in to capture the “suspect.”

Some of the “victims” were taken through HAZMAT decontamination procedures.

The training was a way for nursing students to learn how to handle the pressures of a real-life disaster situation.

The idea for the drill came after the April 27th tornadoes. Students and staff wondered whether they would know how to respond to a major disaster.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42


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