Exercise designed to map out the quickest, most efficient emergency transportation routes for injured patients
MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Loyola will assist the Illinois Army National Guard in a large-scale drill designed to map out the most efficient and quickest routes for emergency vehicles responding to a major regional disaster or terror attack.
The drill will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6. Rescue, treatment and transportation of role-playing patients begins in Summit at 10 a.m. Patients are scheduled to arrive at Loyola and Advocate between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The drill will begin in the 5600 block of Archer Road in Summit, Ill., and will end at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine on the campus of Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood.
The drill will include Illinois National Guardsmen from the 108th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, the 708th Medical Company and the 710th Area Support Medical Company, all of which are based at the National Guard Armory in North Riverside, Ill. Joining the Guardsmen will be hundreds of participants from a major area public transportation company and hospitals and emergency management, fire and law enforcement agencies. Among those will be Loyola University Hospital, Advocate Christ Hospital, Summit Fire Department, Summit Police Department, North Riverside Police Department and Pace Suburban Bus Service.