Disaster drill staged at Nathan Littauer Hospital

Posted at: 04/30/2013 11:48 AM | Updated at: 04/30/2013 5:51 PM
By: Subrina Dhammi

Bookmark and Share


A student wearing fake blood plays the role of a victim during a disaster drill at Nathan Littauer Hospital.

Subrina Dhammi / WNYT

GLOVERSVILLE - A hospital in Fulton County was flooded with severely injured students Tuesday morning.

But this was only a drill -- planned long before the Boston bombings.

Doctors and nurses at Nathan Littauer Hospital practiced how to respond to an emergency. In this case, it was a simulated explosion at a school that injured more a dozen students and staff.

Doctors scrambled as if it was a real emergency, treating “victims” wearing fake blood and make-up.

Hospital President Larry Kelly says he's pleased with the way his staff responded to this emergency drill.

WNYT welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the rules of conduct set forth in our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use.