A MULTI-agency exercise at Alconbury Airfield held on the 23rd Oct 2011 tested the responses of emergency services in attending major road traffic collisions.
A simulated collision between a van, a car, a lorry and a coach was set up at the airfield, in Alconbury, near Huntingdon, complete with ‘casualties’ – who had been made up by the St John Ambulance with fake blood for added realism.
A total of 22 casualties were placed inside the vehicles. This included 13 young people from the Huntingdon Youth Centre and the Broad Leas centre in ST Ives who were stuck inside the single decker bus, some with serious injuries.
The young people saw first hand how emergency services deal with traffic accidents and gained a valuable insight into the safe treatment of casualties. At the de-brief the group were praised for the way they handled being "casualties" and were thanked the the part they had played in the exercise.
Click on the media pages at the top of the page to view photos from the exercise - WARNING this was an exercise only - No young people were injured in the making of this report !!!
The coach used in the simulation was kindly donated by D A Payne Coaches.