FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) - Jim Gruenberg has walked through many scenes of destruction created by Mother Nature.
Now he's taking a shot at creating one of his own.
"We felt it was important we had some sort of a prop feature here that would help our students," says Gruenberg, who's with the National Center for Medical Readiness.
But it's unlike any other classroom you'll see.
Instead of desks, there's debris and the lessons aren't the kind you'll find in a book.
Welcome to Calamityville's version of Tornado Alley.
The training ground at Wright State's National Center for Medical Readiness is trying to replicate what rescue workers deal with after a tornado.
"It's very dangerous to even walk in those environments," Gruenberg says.
The house there now is an old one the city of Fairborn tore down.
By the end of spring others will be added.
Gruenberg wants to reproduce the destruction and the confusion found in a tornado's aftermath.
"There's no street signs," Gruenberg says of a tornado's aftermath. "For those buildings that are iconic in your neighborhood they'll be gone so it's difficult to even orient yourself exactly where you're at."
That can prove costly when you're trying to find survivors in the wreckage.
"Time is going to start working against those patients who remain trapped," Gruenberg says.
The situation would be tough for anyone, but Gruenberg hopes that having seen it already will make it a little less overwhelming for rescue workers.
"As we've seen in Oklahoma it creates a very strange and hazardous environment," Gruenberg says. "We want our students to be exposed to that environment before it's for real."
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