Sea Cadets participate in live action disaster drill

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Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 9:00pm

Naval Sea Cadets got a chance to get a hands on lesson in what to do during a major disaster.

The drill focused on skills to help during a chemical biological radiological nuclear and explosive event. The event took place at the Red Cross headquarters in Baton Rouge.

The goal get cadets to think on the feet and feel comfortable in the high stress situation. Cadets were told something had happened in the city, but were given very little details on what the disaster was in order to help keep them on their toes.

Cadets waited for a chopper to deliver a mystery package. Then students set up shelters with the help of Americorps. Mock victims were brought in and the cadets had to figure out what symptoms they had and where to put them.

"This experiment we are trying to identify anyone with suspicious behavior any kind of twitching any kind of irregular sweating bleeding and bruises that they may have. They will be questioned over her and they will be showered. Basically we are looking for any sings that shows irregular human tension," Petty Officer 3rd Class Jorge Getz, exercise participant and Naval Sea Cadet, said.

Americorps, BRCC EMS, Guidance Aviation, Baton Rouge
Constable’s Office Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and
Disaster Preparedness, LSU Fire Emergency Training Institute, LSU
National Center for Biomedical Research and Training, LSU Disaster
Science and Management Association helped teach students what to do
during the drill.


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