Penn State Hershey Simulation Center training

Last week, 26 paramedics and doctors from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Mexico spent the day in the Penn State Hershey Simulation Center for Federal Emergency Management Agency and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency medical training. Using the Simulation Center’s high-tech simulators in the dark or positioned to mimic victims of a collapsed structure, participants practiced basic lifesaving skills they will need when responding to mass disasters like terrorist attacks or natural disasters. Many of the participants will become part of 28 national FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010