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Disaster training held in Tifton


 Tifton's UGA Conference Center turned into a full on disaster scene. Thankfully, a bomb didn't really go off inside the auditorium, and the students are not really injured.

It's part of the Advanced Disaster Life Support Course. Tift Regional hosted the event where nurses, doctors, EMTs and other medical professionals from all around Georgia took part in the class for hands on disaster training.

Students from Tift County High school were made up and played victims of a bomb explosion. Those taking the course had to do disaster triage and identify those who had to go to the hospital right away, and those who could wait.

"They are used to dealing with one patient at a time. You are not used to seeing 30 to 40 victims in need of serious care, so we do recommend nurses, ems and physicians attend this course," said Matthew Crumpton of the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Officials say the course is free.


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