Paris Regional Health (PRH) will host a community-wide drill at the hospital on Thursday, November 2, from 9:00 am until 11:30 am. The purpose of the simulated event is to evaluate the readiness of staff
and community members in the event staff must perform patient evacuation.
“The drill will not affect patient care, but the community simply needs to be aware that the hospital is conducting the drill,” Trauma Program Manager Jynnell Elder said. “Drills allow PRH staff to train on the proper
evacuation equipment and the opportunity to collaborate with our community for improved response to an event.”
Agencies taking part in the drill include Paris Regional Health, Lamar County Emergency Management, Paris Regional Health Clinics, Paris Fire Department, Paris EMS, Air Evac, Reno Fire Department, Paris Police Department, Lamar County Sheriff’s Department, NETMA and EMTF-4. During the drill, they will deploy a Mobile Medical Unit (MMU), and an Ambus.