On Friday, August 23, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., students at the Health Sciences Center at Prisma Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville will participate in the annual Disaster Drill, an EMT training exercise which tests the readiness of local emergency responders through realistic simulations of life-threatening events and is a culmination of the students’ training. The drills, made possible by a grant from The Fluor Foundation, bring together law enforcement, fire and rescue, emergency medical services, hospital staff and medical students as they work together to assist patients and protect the community. The drill will potentially include simulations of the following:
- Wounded and deceased victims
- Theatrical blood
If you live around Grove Road near the Greenville Memorial Medical Campus or will be a patient and/or visitor at the Prisma Health—Upstate’s Greenville Memorial Hospital that day, please do not be alarmed. All events are a simulation and are under the supervision of the medical school faculty, local law enforcement and EMTs.