Ready to act

Volunteer high school students from Live Oaks Career Campus in Milford scream for help while injured patients lie motionless in an equipment storage facility at Calamityville.

These were scenes from a simulated explosion on the final day of a weeklong training program offered by Wright State University’s National Disaster Health Consortium (NDHC), an interprofessional program designed to standardize disaster preparedness, response and recovery training.

Wright State nursing students were among those who participated in the training along with volunteers from the College of Education and Human Services and the College of Liberal Arts. The training took place April 16-19 at Wright State’s National Center for Medical Readiness at Calamityville.

“Wright State is wonderful. They do a great job of working with us and the community to provide experiences for their students and collaborating with the community as well,” said Kim Newberry, a health technology instructor at Live Oaks Career Campus.

Participants received continuing education credit, a certificate from NDHC and Advanced Disaster Life Support certification. More information about the National Disaster Health Consortium, including registration details, is available at or by calling 937-775-3572.

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