Community Disaster Preparedness Drill A Success
November 7, 2018
Havasu Regional Medical Center would like to thank Lake Havasu City Police Department, Lake Havasu City Fire Department, River Medical, Air Methods and the Community Emergency Response Team for their support with the “Fright Night” emergency preparedness training drill.
The incident scene for the drill was the vacant lot located at 1750 Mesquite Avenue. The scenario used involved someone driving a vehicle into a crowded festival resulting in 14 casualties of varying degrees of acuity that were transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center via local EMS entities.
“This was only a drill and we all learned some good ways to adjust our emergency response plan based on today’s exercise,” said Wes Taylor, Chief Operating Officer, HRMC. “Each time we drill we find ways we can improve so when the real thing happens, we’re ready.”
About Havasu Regional Medical Center
Havasu Regional Medical Center is a licensed 171 bed acute care facility fully accredited by The Joint Commission. Providing 24 hour emergency services, it is a Level III Trauma Center accredited by the America College of Surgeons and also a state certified Advanced Life Support Base Hospital, authorizing medical direction and support of pre-hospital care providers and fire department paramedic personnel. The facility offers a full complement of patient-centered, community hospital and regional referral services in most major medical disciplines, including orthopedics, open heart and neurosurgery. More than 130 affiliated physicians and allied health professionals comprise the medical staff and represent a broad cross-section of specialty areas. HRMC is partially owned or invested in by physicians. More information can be found on its website at www.HavasuRegional.com