Volunteers Requested For Full Scale Airport Emergency Exercise

May 09, 2011
Brent S. McHenry 608-661-6442 or 608-575-6338

MADISON, WI -The Dane County Regional Airport will be the scene of an aircraft disaster-exercise on Tuesday, June 14th when airport officials, law enforcement agencies, Dane County emergency responders, the Red Cross and many other state, county and local agencies will stage a mock incident to test their ability to respond. They are looking for volunteers to play disaster “victims” as well as other roles to provide a realistic scenario.


The Federal Aviation Administration requires disaster exercises to be held every three years to ensure emergency personnel can act quickly and effectively.


Officials use this exercise to focus on testing communications, aircraft and victim rescue, firefighting capability and aircraft operations during a disaster and how different agencies work together.


The event is highly structured and will involve active rescue scenes.

Many Dane County agencies will be involved with field triage and treatment and simulated transport to receiving facilities.


                                   WHO:               Dane County Regional Airport (DCRA)


WHAT:             CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - Volunteers are needed to assist DCRA in conducting a regional emergency preparedness exercise. Volunteers are needed to act as "mock" patients and other roles. No actual medications or vaccines will be distributed at the exercise.


WHEN:             The exercise will take place 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


                                   WHERE:           Dane County Regional Airport – exact reporting location to be announced.


HOW:               Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and have a valid Wisconsin ID or be accompanied by an adult if under 18.

For information and to register please visit: http://www.msnairport.com/operations/volunteers.aspx

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