Bloom Trail NJROTC wins ‘damage’ Olympics
June 28, 2012 2:46PM
Doug Hefner (from left) Jesus Franco and Christian Clark move a gas-powered pump used for removing water from a Navy ship. | Supplied Photo~Sun-Times Madia
Updated: August 2, 2012 6:01AM
A team from Bloom Trail High School recently took first place out of eight teams during the annual Damage Control Olympics, which included teams from across the Chicago area and was held at Great Lakes Naval Station.
The various events are designed to teach cadets the basics of shipboard damage control.
They enter a mock ship, and then water is introduced throughout the structure. The cadets then race to see who can make all the repairs the quickest.
Other events are the bucket race, where buckets are pushed by a solid stream from a fire hose, and the fire fighters ensemble race, where cadets must dress in full gear and run a relay race.
The damage is the last event of the school year for the unit.
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