Safety

University of Wisconsin Hospital completes largest mass casualty drill in state history

Emergency Management Alert, June 23, 2009

The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has successful completed a wide-scale emergency preparedness drill dubbed "Operation Red Dragon.”

The drill involved 170 members of the 415th Chemical Brigade of the U.S. Army Reserve and was a field-training exercise also involving civilians and the urban hospital network. Members of the chemical brigade played victims to test the speed of response, while the hospital used its state-of-the-art decontamination facility. The goal was to test communication between military and hospital in the event of a large-scale incident, as well as to test hospital response to a massive event.

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