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responders were put to the test for a hazardous material spill in Tiffin
training scenario set up was a chemical spill at Heidelberg University with
multiple injuries. Tiffin fire fighters and EMS personnel responded.
simulating having to do mass casualty triage, transporting patients to the
hospital, and doing decontamination with them at the facility once they get
there," explained Mike Homan, of Tiffin Fire and Rescue.
students were taken to Mercy Tiffin Hospital for decontamination and treatment.
All the agencies involved worked together, because staying on the same page is
key during a mass injury event.
helps you prepare for when it really does happen," said Jeffrey Rhodes, of Heidelberg Security. "You hope it doesn't, but when it does, you at least have a better
idea of how you're going to, at least know who you're going to call when you
need help and things like that."
were debriefed after the drill.
it was just a drill, the training provided a very real experience for those
things do happen," Homan said. "It can be something as simple as a spill in a
chemical lab to a mass shooter scenario. That is a possibility that we also
train for, and it's something we hope never happens."