Vic­tims needed for emer­gency sim­u­la­tion

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Tom Zaun­mayr

■ 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 leaair­port@ex­

Vol­un­teers must be 17 years of age or older and trans­port can be ar­ranged.

Learmonth Air­port.

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