Training Exercise at Roddlesworth

Organised by our Training Officer, Fred Taylor, and with a multi casualty scenerio centred around an “aircraft crash” team members converged on the dense woodlands of Roddlesworth/Tockholes, to take part in a casualty location and triage exercise.

Fred had recruited 22 people to play the part of casualties, from friends, relatives, Team Support Group members, work colleagues of team members, and even a recent real casualty we rescued at the Ousel Nest Quarry call out of August 7th (nice to see the person involved is well on the way to a full recovery).

Our 22 exercise casualties and organiser Fred Taylor.

As the exercise quickly developed we were joined by the Lancashire Constabulary Air Support Unit helicopter, “Oscar November 99” which provided a very valuable eye in the sky and using its NiteSun searchlight, much needed illumination.
ON99 stayed on scene for quite a while and located many of the exercise casualties, guiding in the MRT ground search parties.
Within 90 minutes all the exercise casualties had been located, by the combined efforts of our members, Search Dog Chi and ON99.

Following a debrief, all then retired to the Royal Arms at Roddlesworth, where over a few drinks we even managed to recruit two of the (now recovered!) casualties into our Support Group.