Students Learn To Care For Victims In Mass Casualty Shooting Drill

By KBJR News 1

June 9, 2012 Updated Jun 9, 2012 at 10:50 PM CDT

SUPERIOR, WI (Northland's NewsCenter)---Northland law enforcement students are learning how to provide emergency medical care for victims in high threat situations.

The Emergency Medical Services course combines military and emergency medicine practices to train students to become police officers, firefighters and paramedics.

Professional authorities from across Wisconsin joined the students as they learned to care for victims under the threat of gunfire in a mass casualty shooting drill.

The students and actors faked injuries and used replica weapons to make the drill realistic.

"We are teaching them how to control bleeding using
tourniquets," Chad Stiles, a Police Officer said. "They learn to take care of gunshot wounds to the chest that relate to breathing issues and then treating gun shot wounds to the face, or improvised explosive devices. They also learn how to treat blast injuries."

The Lifelink III helicopter was also used as part of the drill.

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