Delphi students practice disaster drill

Delphi students perform disaster drill.
Delphi students perform disaster drill.

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) – Students in Delphi are practicing what to do if an outbreak of a disease were to hit Carroll County.

About 75 students and 120 volunteers took part in Friday’s Point of Dispensing Drill. The scenario for the drill involved a disease outbreak, in which all of Carroll County would be infected. The drill takes students through a series of checkpoints, so they can get the medicine they need to survive.

Planning coordinator Valerie Cree said this drill could be used with almost any disaster.

“Any kind of disaster that Carroll County will embark on, we will open a POD to do any assistance that we need to do, through mental health, through medication. If we need to assist the EMA director, it could be a flood, it could be a tornado disaster,” said Cree.

Friday’s drill also played out chaotic scenarios for law enforcement and EMS to train for in the event of an outbreak.

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