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Monroe County Vocational Technical School

Laurel Lake Dr
Bartonsville, PA 18321

General Phone: 570-629-6563
Sector: Public, less-than 2-year

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Better safe than sorry - Adrian Daily Telegram

Nine nearby fire departments and Lenawee Community Ambulance were called for assistance. The Cambridge Township Fire Department brought the county's mass casualty trailer, which holds enough gear to treat 100 patients. The Lenawee County Sheriff's Department brought its mobile command center.Anderson noted that it took some time for the limited number of first responders to check on all the patients spread about in the field. Mobile, high-intensity lights were set up to illuminate the scene so the patients could be found. It took awhile for all the patients to be found.”It's frustrating - this would happen in real life - but these people have to wait until you get enough people here,“ he said. There would need to be about two medical personnel for each patient.In a debriefing period after the drill, Capt. Marvin Hicks, an observer from the Monroe Fire Department, suggested using thermal imaging cameras to find people at night. Several fire departments in the county have such equipment.Hicks was joined by observers from the Livonia Fire Department and the emergency management division of the Michigan State Police. They were all complimentary of how the local departments worked together, and made other suggestions to better utilize their resources, - more available