Calamityville at Wright State University

Calamityville is a training, testing, and research venue where military and civilian emergency first responders hone their skills while building relationships.

Aerial photo of Calamityville

Calamityville is set on over 50 acres in Fairborn, Ohio, and uses unique props and realistic simulated settings to duplicate the full range of hazardous environments seen in both man-made and natural disasters.


Get prepared for the next disaster with our mix of classrooms and realistic, scenario-based training exercises


Utilize our facility to test your technology in an active training environment


Conduct your research in a controlled, yet realistic, disaster setting


Training day

Wright State nursing students participated in the hands-on training along with nursing students from Indiana University and social work students from Miami University.

Disaster training

Wright State University nursing students scream for help while injured patients lie motionless in an abandoned cement facility at Calamityville.

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