Columbia County Chamber Youth Leadership Program to Conduct Mock Trauma Scenario Thursday

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program will have its Healthcare Day on Thursday, November 7.

Healthcare Day will start off with a trauma scenario of a car accident caused by the dangers of texting and driving. At approximately 7:50am, Air Methods AirLife will land in the empty lot next to Gold Cross on North Belair Road. The mock crash uses a real crash vehicle, donated by Classic Collision, set up on the grounds of Gold Cross and two student participants and a Doctor’s Hospital team member will act out roles as crash victims. The students will watch the demonstration and learn how emergency responders conduct rescue efforts in real-time. Columbia County Sherriff’s Office, Columbia County Fire Rescue, Columbia County Coroner, Gold Cross and Air Methods AirLife will all be involved with the scenario.

The mock “crash victims” will then be transported via Ambulance and Air Methods to Doctor’s Hospital, where the staff of Doctors and JMS Burn Center will carry out the mock trauma scenario. No students will be transported via Air Methods. The students will also become “Stop the Bleed” certified during the course of the day.

Columbia County Chamber Youth Leadership is comprised of 30 students, who represent five Columbia County public schools and two private schools in our area. The juniors and sophomores are some of the best and brightest among their peers, excelling in leadership, academics, athletics, music and the arts.

Throughout the nine-month program, students focus on different aspects of our community including law enforcement, government, business and industry, technology, media, marketing and healthcare. For more information about the Youth Leadership program, visit