VIDEO: High school students interested in medical careers got hands-on experience as they trained for a major medical disaster at Mountain Ridge High School Friday.
The scenario "landing" on their football field was a mock airline crash to give the medical science and bio-medical students a taste of what it would be like to be a first responder. A total of 70 Mountain Ridge High School theater students were decked out in life-like special effects makeup to make the students look like they had severe burns, bruises, cuts, puncture wounds and more.
"We act, we build characters, some people have allergies," Mountain Ridge High School senior Zach Pytel said.
Medical science and bio-medical students treat the "victims" with some assistance from professionals with Glendale Fire Department, Air Evac and physicians assistants in training from Midwestern University.