On Saturday, May 20, Orlando Health joined a Florida Army National
Guard medical platoon for special training exercises to prepare for the
The exercise, part of the National Guard's Defense Support of Civil
Authorities training, is designed to enhance readiness between military and
civilian medical emergency care providers during a natural disaster, a terrorist
act, or other unexpected catastrophic community incidents.
Training included mock patient transports via Humvees to Orlando
Regional Medical Center’s Level One Trauma Center, and mock patient transports
via Humvees to the Orlando Health Air Care Team at a mock scene at Boone High
The medical platoon, part of the Orlando-based 2nd Battalion,
124th Infantry Regiment, also trained with the City of Orlando Fire
Department and Orange County Fire Rescue.