SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hospital hold disaster preparedness workshop

Hospital staff is working through six disaster scenarios to make sure it’s ready for a real emergency.

Hospital staff is working through six disaster scenarios to make sure it’s ready for a real emergency. (7/10/13)

BROOKLYN - Two Brooklyn hospitals brushed up on their disaster preparedness skills with a marathon of training exercises.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Kings County Hospital staged disasters to make sure employees are ready in the event of a real emergency involving mass casualties.

Medical staff worked through six scenarios, including natural disasters, terrorist attacks and disease outbreak.

The hospitals first began the disaster training scenarios after Sept. 11.  

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