Petersburg Pilot -

Rescue skills honed during airport drill


April 27, 2017

Photo Courtesy of Barry Youngberg

The van simulates a piece of airplane fuselage that broke away during a simulated crash. Firefighters used Hurst Extrication tools to gain access to the vehicle, while EMS personnel conducted triage operations. Victims from the "crash" were simulated in some cases by pieces of foam on the ground. Search and rescue volunteers searched nearby muskeg for "victims" thrown from the plane's fuselage.

Photo Courtesy of Barry Youngberg

Volunteer firefighters remove "victims" from a simulated airplane fuselage at Saturday's emergency response drill along the airport runway. 30 people volunteered to be patients and approximately 30 EMS, firefighters and search and rescue personnel participated in the drill, along with employees from the Dept. of Transportation, which manages airport operations.


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