SKCTC News

A mock disaster drill involving nursing students at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College as well as area EMS and fire fighters will be held Wednesday, April 22 beginning at 11 a.m.  The 10th annual drill will be held on the SKCTC Harlan campus and will involve nursing students in the R.N. program from the Pineville and Cumberland campuses.  Professor Scott Blanton serves as the coordinator of the drill and notes that the event is an occasion where students are evaluated on their reactions and ability to cope with a multi-casualty scenario.  In years past, students and local first responders have reacted to mock situations such as an earthquake, tornado strike, chemical spill and resulting fire.