Fake plane crash puts firefighters to the test
Comox Valley residents may be wondering, what was all that commotion about at 19 Wing Comox today.
With the Comox Air Show just around the corner, town Fire Chief Gord Schreiner says this was all about getting on the same page with their counterparts at the base.
"We participated with 19 Wing Comox, their whole fire department operation out there, on a simulated small plane crash, along with a few other smaller accidents to make it a little more complicated," explained Schreiner.
"So the military played a large scale role in the exercise out there and we played a smaller role, in responding with a fire engine and rescue truck to assist them with 'multiple casualties', and it was just some good training and preparation in gearing up for the air show next weekend."
Overall Schreiner says the exercise went extremely well, adding it was a valuable experience for both fire departments.
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