Emergency responders take part in mass casualty drill at La Crosse airport

Event included health educators, hospitals

Local emergency responders react to...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - La Crosse's Regional Airport set the stage Tuesday as local emergency responders reacted to a mock crisis.

The mass casualty crisis drill offered several local agencies the chance to team up and practice their life-saving skills. Tuesday morning's test involved a mock active shooter and hostage situation.

Students from the Wisconsin Academy of Rural Medicine and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health also learned response strategies from local emergency responders during the event.

"Having this correspondence today has been really helpful to see that as an outsider, before patients come to the hospital. We actually had some victims be trasnported to the local hospitals as part of the drill,” said Medical Student Melissa Hoskins.

Local emergency agencies, hospitals, and multiple health educators participated in the event.

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