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CREAS training event held April 16

Hagerstown Community College will conduct a Criminal Response Emergency Assessment Scenario (CREAS) training event on Sat., April 16, beginning at 9 a.m., on HCC’s main campus.

CREAS is an interdisciplinary assessment activity intended for students who are nearing program completion and are ready to graduate. During this mock training scenario, students from the paramedic emergency services (PES), radiography, medical assisting, phlebotomy, and nursing programs will work together to practice the skills they’ve learned to simulate a variety of incidents similar to what they would normally encounter in the field.

As part of this activity, nursing and health sciences students and faculty will begin at approximately 9 a.m. with a scenario in the Valley Eatery that will include a mock hazardous materials incident. Students, disguised as moulaged “victims” from the Eatery incident and other mock scenarios will be triaged and treated by nursing and health sciences students in the lower level of the Career Programs Building.

The Washington County Special Operations Division and the Air Methods LifeNet 8-1 helicopter will also participate and share information with students during the exercise (weather permitting). HCC faculty will oversee all portions of the event.

In addition to this activity, Campus Police will conduct an “active shooter” training session in the Classroom Building the same day, between 7 a.m. and noon. This activity will include a test of the exterior emergency siren system between 7:30 and 8 a.m. Only people who have been designated to participate in this training activity will be allowed in the training area.

Please note that parking lot F will be blocked off, beginning on Friday evening and through the afternoon on Saturday.

Click here to see a video of last year's event.