Students in Robert Del Greco’s Emergency Medical Services classes recently participated in a Community Emergency Response Team drill as victim actors, giving emergency responders a chance to hone their skills helping people like those they might encounter in a real crisis.
“Drills like these are great opportunities for our students to work with real world professionals and gain valuable experience,” Mr. Del Greco said.
Alyssa Carasquillo, a senior from Harrison High School, portrayed a person with a cognitive disability who was disoriented following the hypothetical incident. The exercise gave her confidence that she could manage well in a crisis. "Attending to all those people looked really hard,” she said, “but I thought, I can do that."