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‘Help me! Help me!’ It’s the line at Utah disaster drill

First Published      Last Updated Oct 29 2013 11:38 am

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) West Jordan firefighter Janese Fotheringham tends to a wounded young boy during the mock disaster event. The fake carnage at the Megaplex movie theater at The District shopping center in South Jordan appeared real as over 60 "victims" with various life-like, bloody wounds moaned and groaned as first responders from three counties set up triage to tend to the wounded during a mock shooting disaster,Wednesday, October 23, 2014.

South Jordan • More than 60 volunteers playing the role of patients participated Wednesday in the second phase of the largest mass-casualty drill in state history.

Megaplex Theatres in South Jordan was the scene. The setting and scenario were meant to mimic the 2012 shooting at an Aurora, Colo., theater.

An Oct. 15 drill at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Salt Lake City mimicked the shooting last year at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.



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