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Culver's Tawfik Participates in Scripps Disaster Drill

 

November 20, 2014



For the 11th consecutive year Cadets at Army and Navy Academy will support Scripps Memorial Hospital in its annual "Disaster Drill" on November 20. Cadet volunteers will act out different roles as Scripps personnel test their emergency response skills.

Student volunteers, including Ahmed Tawfik of Culver City were selected to participate based on high grade achievement in both academics and citizenship.

The disaster drill is state-mandated and designed to test the hospital's response both in terms of healthcare and family care. According to the California Hospital Association, "emergency preparedness is a priority for government at all levels, as well as a key focus of regulatory and accrediting agencies."

This year's disaster drill is particularly timely, as it is designed to test Scripps Memorial's response to an Ebola outbreak. Cadets will act as patients, family members, and media personnel to test the hospital's preparation and responsiveness.

"Our service learning partnership with Scripps has helped to truly benefit their emergency disaster training from a paper clipboard evaluation to a true, hands-on evaluation of their programs and procedures," says Dr. Robin Cowen, biology teacher at Army and Navy Academy.

Founded in 1910, the Army and Navy Academy is a private not-for-profit institution that provides an academically robust, character-based education for young men, grades 7 through 12. It is the only private boarding school in San Diego County and the only private military academy for high school-age students in California and surrounding states.

 

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