On February 29, 195 Durham College (DC) students, faculty and industry partners collaborated on an intense, large-scale emergency simulation exercise at the Oshawa campus that let students put their classroom and lab training into action.
Bringing together participants from the schools of Justice & Emergency Services, Health & Community Services and Media, Art & Design, as well as peers from Ontario Tech University’s nursing program, the exercise followed a detailed script that saw volunteers simulate a mass-casualty emergency stemming from a sports-racing situation.
Unfolding in real-time, the exercise provided students with valuable experiential learning as well as a better understanding of how members of emergency services, health and social services, legal services and the media work together during an emergency. A second simulation exercise focused on mock legal proceedings in connection with the emergency will be held Saturday, March 7.
Students from the following DC programs participated:
- 911 Emergency and Call Centre Communications
- Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations ( graduate certificate)
- Court Support Services
- Emergency Services Fundamentals
- Firefighter – Pre-service, Education and Training
- Journalism – Mass Media
- Paralegal (graduate certificate)
- Police Foundations
- Practical nursing
- Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees
- Protection, Security and Investigation