Yesterday, Friday, May 18, 2023, a multi-agency training exercise simulating a complex emergency incident brought Ukiah’s local hospital, fire, and ambulance agencies together to hone their coordination and response.
Fifty-plus personnel converged on the AHUV facility on Hospital Drive to simulate a scenario involving pediatric trauma with multiple victims including two fatalities.
The simulated patients included two adults and seven children who were portrayed by actors from Ukiah Players Theater. To make the event as realistic as possible, multiple helicopters landed at the scene and patients applied make-up to represent their injuries.
Some of the major agencies that participated yesterday included Adventist Health Ukiah Valley, Cal-Fire, Ukiah Valley Fire, Med/Star Ambulance, REACH, UCSF Benioff Hospital, and more.
Photographer Peter Armstrong had his boots on the ground and documented the event.