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Beebe holds mass casualty exercise

Lewes firefighter Pat DeBiasse places a tourniquet on the leg of Cape student Juan Lares.
October 5, 2017

The Beebe Healthcare Emergency Response Team, Cape Henlopen JROTC students and Lewes firefighters, EMS and paramedics gathered at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing Sept. 26 to participate in a mass casualty exercise. 

The scenario of the day was a gas explosion at the school. The Emergency Response Team and firefighters had to enter the school and quickly assess the injured students. JROTC students were given index cards with their injuries and additional symptoms. Some injuries were more serious than others. Students then had to act the part. 

The exercise was part of Stop the Bleed, a national awareness campaign and a call to action intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. For more information, visit dhs.gov/stopthebleed.