Drill hones emergency response skills
Two Karratha-based emergency services joined forces to hone their responses to serious crash incidents in a multi-agency drill exercise at Nickol Bay Speedway last week.
Volunteers from St John Ambulance Karratha and Karratha Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service spent hours at the track on a chilly Monday night practising their training on a series of simulated Speedway crashes.
Crews worked to free mock patients from a three-car sedan crash, which had left one person trapped inside a car, another with a broken arm and a third driver suffering an asthma attack, before getting to work on a sprint car rollover where volunteers could only access the driver from one side.
SJA Karratha acting station manager Kelvin Gray said the station participated in joint drills with police and firefighters several times each year to better coordinate incident management and practise their training in a real-world setting.
Volunteer firefighters remove the back windscreen of a racing car to free the mock victim inside during an emergency services drill at Nickol Bay Speedway.