192nd Medical Group Conducts Readiness Exercise

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  • By Master Sgt. Carlos J. Claudio
  • 192nd FW Public Affairs
Members of the 192nd Fighter Wing Medical Group conducted a readiness exercise to respond to simulated disasters and other emergencies at Langley Air Force Base, April 7. The medical group uses the triage method to assess victims of disasters and direct them to the appropriate area for treatment. The 192nd MDG is one of four elements that is part of the Virginia National Guard's special response force for Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear High Yield Explosive Response Force Package, known as the CERFP (pronounced "surf-p"). The CERFP can conduct tasks associated with incident management, urban search and rescue, mass causality decontamination, technical decontamination, medical triage and treatment and fatality search and recovery.