The 21st Chemical Company is responsible for protecting the country against weapons of mass destruction, but it also responds to chemical, radiological, biological and nuclear emergencies stateside.
I went out to observe the Chemical Company's training this week.
Role players simulated contaminated patients. Chemical soldiers (the ones in the white suits and masks) scanned them for potential contamination and simulated procedures for those who tested positive for contamination.
You can read the story and view photos and a video online: http://www.fayobserver.com/local/the-st-chemical-company-training-exercises-for-hazardous-materials/collection_7798c040-bfd4-11e5-8209-ebfbe351008c.html
I shot short video clips from the training exercise on my iPhone.
I used iMovie to edit the clips together, add a title page and credits page all from my iPhone.
I have valuable video and audio editing skills from my experience in broadcast. As a college student, I spent time interning with WBNS-10TV and WCKX Radio One in Columbus.
A soldier with the 21st Chemical Company scans a role player to determine if he has been contaminated.
Soldiers with the 21st Chemical Company lift dummies (simulating non-ambulatory patients) onto litters to go through the decontamination tent. Although rarely called upon, chemical soldiers must be ready to respond to emergencies across the country.
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