October 21, 2014
Firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement were in action in Carson City Thursday, sharpening their skills in a mass casualty drill.
The scenario: a bus full of high schoolers crashes after being hijacked, injuring more than 30.
The exercise also included a simulated standoff with the hijacker.
The drill was a chance for agencies and first responders to practice cooperating and treating the injured under the most stressful conditions.
"The most good we can do sometimes is just help calming them down assessing for real injuries versus what's being masked by a panic situation," Heidi Neilson, a Firefighter-Paramedic, said.
A fire official says Thursday's training was paid for with a 29-thousand dollar grant.