Health First, Brevard County first responders train for mass casualty event

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Health First and Brevard County first responders trained for a mass casualty event Wednesday at Space Coast Regional Airport.

The drill included overturned vehicles, multiple medical emergency scenarios, and trauma victims who included “Trauma Hal,” a simulated patient purchased with a grant from the Health First Foundation.

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“He’s interactive. He’s able to breathe. He’s able to have CPR performed on him, start invasive procedures on him, as close as you can get to a human being while doing a simulation,” said Dr. Scott Zenoni with Health First.

The drill was designed to improve emergency response and trauma care.

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