Victims needed for emergency simulation
■ Learmonth Airport is calling on the public to act out an aircraft accident scene to help local emergency services brush up on their skills.
The training is done every two years and involves St John Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Red Cross, RAAF, airport staff and the Bush Fire Brigade.
Learmonth Airport manager Steve Cox said volunteers did not need to major in drama to take part in the exercise.
“Generally we try and get passengers to pretend their walking around injured or in need of help and to play that role to the best of their abilities,” he said.
“A drama queen here or there would lighten it up a bit but anyone can come along to help.
“What we try to do is simulate an actual aircraft emergency and involve all the emergency services and agencies which would normally be involved.”
Anyone wanting to volunteer for the exercise can call 9949 1326 or email email@example.com.
Volunteers must be 17 years of age or older and transport can be arranged.