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Federal Way students, school staff respond to simulated earthquake

Thomas Jefferson High School recently held a mass casualty incident drill, which simulated a shallow earthquake that students and staff responded to. - Contributed
Thomas Jefferson High School recently held a mass casualty incident drill, which simulated a shallow earthquake that students and staff responded to.
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The Thomas Jefferson High School’s Student Emergency Response Club recently sponsored its 14th annual Mass Casualty Incident Drill (MCI) and emergency evacuation drill.

The MCI simulated a shallow 7.2 magnitude earthquake, trapping more than 70 students and staff members in 12 separate buildings. This drill tested the school’s building safety plan, using approximately 150 staff members and 300 emergency response student volunteers.

 

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