North Alabama Medical Center & Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency: Mass Casualty Event with Natural Gas Explosion – PHOTOS

By  | June 29, 2022 | Filed under: News

FLORENCE-The Florence Gas Department will simulate a natural gas explosion causing a mass casualty event to overwhelm the hospital. This imitation will involve a disgruntled former gas department employee stealing a department vehicle and being pursued by the Florence Police Department.

The driver will run through a stop sign located on Hermitage Drive and with an accelerated speed, hit the UNA North field house at Braly Stadium during a mock football game. A gas meter set will be damaged and blowing with a manufactured explosion and fire.

This mass casualty event will be classified as a Class 1 Emergency by the Florence Gas Department.

Agencies involved in this training exercise include:

Florence Gas Department

Florence Police Department

Florence Fire & Rescue

Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency

Lauderdale County E-911

North Alabama Medical Center

Lauderdale County Sheriff Department

Shoals Ambulance Service

Alabama State Troopers

Additional Actors including nursing students from Northwest Shoals Community College

Media Release/Randa Hov​ater/Director, Communications and Marketing/North Alabama Medical Center

Photos/Quad Cities Daily

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