Valley students participate in mock disaster drill

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By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Students at Mountain Ridge High School participated in a mock disaster scenario drill this morning from 8 to 11 a.m. on the school football field.

The drill was designed to test student emergency medical skills. Students from theater and drama classes played roles as "victims" in a huge accident, wearing theatrical makeup to make the accident appear realistic as part of the educational experience. The drill included fire trucks, police cars, emergency vehicles, and two helicopters scheduled to land on site. 

"We team up with Mountain Ridge High School to practice and to prepare them possibly for a career in this field," Ron Hart of the Glendale Fire Department said. "It’s exciting, and really it gives them an idea of what a mass causality situation might be like. There are a lot of resources out here, we enjoy coming out here every year."

This demonstration is Mountain Ridge High School’s eighth annual mock disaster drill.