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TSTC students prepare for mass casualty incident to get certified

By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter, agarza@ktxs.com
Published On: Dec 12 2013 08:28:26 PM CST
TSTC MCI drill
ABILENE, Texas -

If you passed by the Texas State Technical College campus in Abilene Thursday morning – you were no doubt greeted by what appeared to be a grisly scene.

TSTC students spent the morning running through a mass casualty incident drill. Students had to practice retrieving would-be victims from crashed cars while coordinating with various first responders. They also had to practice putting the victims on stretchers and loading them into ambulances or a helicopter.

A TSTC spokeswoman said the drill helps students get practice before they are certified to deal with such incidents.