Word for reenacting emergency situations for training, etc

I am looking for a word (or a combination of words) that describes reenacting emergency situations, including painted wounds, etc. Basically a name for the whole concept of painting wounds, reenacting injury, etc.

This is something that is often done by emergency services for training their staff for emergency real life situations, for example by the German Red Cross. In German we have the standing term “Notfalldarstellung” for this, however I could not find a good equivalent one in English.

An example sentence using the term would be:

We are having a seminar on term on Friday to learn how to paint realistic looking wounds.

Is anyone able to help me out here?


Notfalldarstellung appears to translate ’emergency representation” in AmE. From your question it appears you are particularly interested in in the accurate portrayal of medical emergencies using medical renderings and make-up

Medical Training – Mass Casualty Drill aka MCD JC University

Approximately 30 students volunteered their morning to help make this
event successful. This year, the situation involved a
(gunman/shooter), who was portrayed to have open fire on individuals
who were in the ground floor of the library. Special effects makeup
was used to make the injuries look as real as possible.
injuries include gunshot wounds to the head, neck, legs and abdomen.
Each volunteer was given an index card with two sides of information.
One side included patient information to give the person an idea of
how to act; this side was not seen or known to the emergency.

Mass Casualty Drills and mock Mass Casualty Drill are common appellations in the U.S. to prepare for a MASCAR. These are performed with or without ’emergency representation. In some cases mock victims are just marked with a tag describing the injury.

moulage; TFD

  1. The use of materials such as molded latex body parts or theatrical makeup to simulate injuries or diseases on a volunteer or dummy, as
    for use in training emergency response teams

is taught by many schools in the U.S. Medical Injury Simulation My sense is that the german word is similar to moulage: the rendering of realism to medical injuries in trainings.

leg wound- severe

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