Project Lord Ridgeback (PLRB) is multi-disciplinary experiential learning exercise that simulates a local disaster. Interacting with actors who play victims, casualties, emotionally distressed persons and the elderly in a staged, choreographed event, students from a wide range of programs learn by acting and responding as they would in real emergencies. Subject matter experts design injects into disaster-related scenarios which simulate authentic workplace demands.
The day following the mock disaster, students participate in follow up exercises to apply learning in mock court testimony, critical incident stress debrief, crime-scene lab work, and form completion specific to their program areas.
Student participants are from a wide range of DC programs including: Practical nursing (PN), Primary Care Paramedic (PCP), Police Foundations (POFD), Protection Security & Investigation (PSI), Paralegal (CTA), 911 Call Centre Communications (911 EMCC), Advanced Law Enforcement and Investigations (ALEI), Journalism Mass Media Program (JOMM), Developmental Services Worker (DSW), Social Service Worker (SSW), Personal Support Worker (PSWK), Activation Co-ordination – Gerontology (ACGR), Dental Assisting (DAII), and Dental Hygiene (DENT).