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Dayton students simulate injuries for Friday's multi-agency practice drill


October 31, 2019

Beka Compton

EMT/Firefighter Jasmine Helm and Columbia County Sheriff Joe Helm help guide a victim to the back of an ambulance during the multi-agency chemical explosion drill last Friday at the Dayton High School Agriculture Building. All explosions and injuries were simulated.

DAYTON-Dayton General Hospital partnered with the Dayton High School, the Columbia County Dispatch Center, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Columbia County Public Health, Columbia County Fire District 3, and the Waitsburg Clinic for a multi-agency response  drill, involving students "injured" by a simulated chemical explosion in Kristina Kneble's Agriculture Science class, last Friday. No students were injured during the drill.

The "chemical explosion" happened when a faulty welding tank was accidentally used. The agriculture building at Dayton High School was surrounded by a fake haz...

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