In Case of an Emergency

Seventh-day Adventist Disaster Emergency Unit. In this photograph from March of 1953, nurse Roberta Sharley gently wraps the arm of her young "patient" Joyce Shubert, as she lies on a cot located at the Tacoma Seventh-day Adventist Junior Academy, designated as a civil defense emergency hospital. They took part in a mock atomic air raid practice to simulate injuries that might occur and how to provide appropriate care. Members of the Tacoma Central and South Side Seventh-day Adventist churches had joined in a project of demonstrating first aid and also filling and distributing emergency disaster kits.

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