PAHS Students Hold Exercise Drill

The Porterville High PAHS (Academy of Health Sciences) Pathway held an exercise drill this morning that dealt with setting up and running a mass prophylaxis-point of dispensing (POD) center to protect the public from an exposure to a life-threatening virus or bacteria, like anthrax or pandemic influenza.

The drill included PAHS students, along with the Porterville High Jr. Medical Reserve Corps Club, the Porterville Medical Reserve Corps, Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency and the Tulare County Department of Public Health Services, Emergency Preparedness Program.

Students began the drill planning in February with Tulare County HHSA Staff Services Analyst Steven Chambers. PAHS students have learned the FEMA-developed Incident Command System, which prepared them for the drill.

As part of the NAF educational design set for the PUSD Pathways programs, work-based learning is one of the essential elements for students to experience real-world situations based on their career goals.