Actors brought in for Cook County hospital disaster drill - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Actors brought in for Cook County hospital disaster drill

Posted: Updated:
COOK COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

Cook Medical Center is prepared to take on a disaster.

Today volunteer actors from Wiregrass Technical College helped take part in a simulated tornado disaster drill. Cook County first responders and nurses were called in to care for the actors who had just been injured by a tornado. They reacted to the drill as if the natural disaster was actually happening.

"It helps the staff in learning you know what needs to be done if you really get a true disaster and the patients come in," said Chief Nursing Officer, Tammy Harlow.

All regional hospitals put their disaster preparedness plans to the test today but Cook Medical Center is the only hospital that made it feel this real.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.