Hamden firefighters train for emergencies with mass casualty simulation

(Photo provided by Hamden Fire Department)

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Hamden firefighters participated in a training session at Sleeping Giant State Park Wednesday to prepare for the event of a mass casualty emergency.

The simulation was held at Sleeping Giant State park in the historic quarry area and organized by the Yale-New Haven Sponsor Hospital Program.

The Hamden Fire Department responds regularly to the state park for emergency calls ranging from traumatic injury, medical events, or locating lost hikers, according to Deputy Fire Chief Gary Merwede.

Firefighters experienced the challenges of responding to these calls and managing incidents in remote locations.

(Photo provided by Hamden Fire Department)
(Photo provided by Hamden Fire Department)

 

(Photo provided by Hamden Fire Department)
(Photo provided by Hamden Fire Department)

All of the injuries were simulated and the “patients” were program participants.

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