GSP hosts full-scale emergency evacuation exercise

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GREER, S.C. (WSPA) – Tuesday, federal, state, and local law enforcement and medical agencies did a full scale emergency medical evacuation test to see if they can handle the situation.

More than 100 different law enforcement and medical officials from numerous departments worked together through each step of this process.

The mission: to test the state’s ability to support medical evacuations from a catastrophic situation, that involved patients being transported to Upstate hospitals.

The professionals delt with everything from getting patients off the plane, to checking their medical status, and then sending them to the correct hospital.

Each person had a roll and each patient was taken care of, just like in the field.

This practice took more than a year to plan and involved more than 2 dozen agencies from across the Upstate working together.

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