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Disaster drill staged at Nathan Littauer Hospital

Posted at: 04/30/2013 11:48 AM
Updated at: 04/30/2013 5:51 PM
By: Subrina Dhammi

A student wearing fake blood plays the role of a victim during a disaster drill at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
A student wearing fake blood plays the role of a victim during a disaster drill at Nathan Littauer Hospital.
Photo: Subrina Dhammi / WNYT



GLOVERSVILLE - A hospital in Fulton County was flooded with severely injured students Tuesday morning.

But this was only a drill -- planned long before the Boston bombings.

Doctors and nurses at Nathan Littauer Hospital practiced how to respond to an emergency. In this case, it was a simulated explosion at a school that injured more a dozen students and staff.

Doctors scrambled as if it was a real emergency, treating “victims” wearing fake blood and make-up.

Hospital President Larry Kelly says he's pleased with the way his staff responded to this emergency drill.