Greenbrier County Homeland Security and New River CTC Students Team Up for “Mock Disaster” Training

In a collaborative effort, Greenbrier County Homeland Security organized a realistic “mock disaster” at the Greenbrier Valley Airport. This hands-on exercise not only tested emergency protocols but also provided invaluable experience for local responders.

The “Mock Disaster” scenario was designed to simulate a real-life emergency. This interactive exercise featuring Greenbrier County Emergency Responders and ADN students from New River CTC provided an opportunity for students to apply their theoretical knowledge in a practical setting, ensuring they are well-equipped to handle real-world emergencies in the future.

Staci Jordan, Nursing Instructor with New River CTC’s ADN program says, “We at New River CTC have 11 ADN students participating in this event, all simulating different injuries that EMS can evaluate and triage. By participating, we are helping EMS practice evaluating and further developing their skills while also equipping our students with the necessary knowledge to carry into a potential crisis.” 

This event provided a glimpse into the dedicated efforts of both emergency responders and future healthcare professionals.

For media inquiries and further information, please contact:

Mykah F. Price

Director of Communications

New River Community and Technical College

Phone: 304-929-5450

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeast and south-central West Virginia: Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers and Webster. The College offers classes online, in Beaver at the Raleigh County Campus, in Ghent at the Advanced Technology Center, in Hinton at Summers County ARH Hospital, in Lewisburg at the Greenbrier Valley Campus, in Marlinton at One Room University, in Princeton at the Mercer County Campus and in Summersville at the Nicholas County Campus.