Tampa’s VA team practices for natural disaster assistance

More than 50 James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital staff members moved their base of operations to Tampa International Airport earlier this year when they joined with community partners to triage and transport victims of a massive earthquake in Mississippi to local hospitals.

Fortunately, while the victims weren’t real, the training received during Exercise Patriot South 2018 was as real as it gets. The 35 victims – played by both mannequins and live volunteers – arrived aboard an Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III aircraft flown to Tampa, Florida, from Gulfport, Mississippi. Read more at www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/49121/james-a-haley-veterans-hospital-practices-for-natural-disaster-assistance/

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