PUBLIC AND MEDIA INVITED Mass Casualty Drill
West Thurston Fire will be conducting a Mass Casualty Incident training jointly with the ...medical division of the Washington National Guard from Camp Murray this Friday, here at West Thurston Fire Station. 10828 Littlerock Rd SW Olympia, WA 98512.
Here is the days event timeline, so you may choose what you want to see and pick up some B roll and interviews:
11:00 patients show up to get their moulage and injury "acting script" (Great time to get B Roll and interviews)
12:00 rescuers assemble to go over the day's events
1pm the event begins and ends when all patients have been triaged, treated and transported
On March 16th 2018 at 0221, a series of earthquakes hit in multiple areas along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, generating seismic activity from magnitude 4.9-7.7 on the Richter scale. Alaska suffers damage significant enough to need federal assistance. Oregon quickly becomes overwhelmed, diverting assets to Portland and Astoria. Seattle, Tacoma and the entire I-5 corridor receive significant damage that quickly exceeds first responder capabilities. Near Olympia, most of the surrounding Thurston county assets have been diverted to assist in search and rescue missions due to several collapsed structures in the downtown area. Secondary seismic activity continue to exacerbate the current status of the first responders, President Donald Trump declares a national emergency for the states of Oregon, Washington and Alaska.
Managing to retain a small task force of volunteers and firefighters, the West Thurston Fire and surrounding fire agencies quickly begin to manage the situation of residents and surrounding constituents. Several buildings have collapsed from the initial and episodic secondary earthquakes. The Incident Command managed to establish an ICP, and LZ for patient extraction. Since then, all firefighters have quickly exceeded a manageable rotation. The National Guard has been activated for assistance.
It is at that point the drill commences as the local medical branch of the National Guard arrives.
What you can expect to see:
Assets: Black Hawk, Military FLA (Field to Litter), Fire Engines, Civilian Ambulance, Incident Command System and Personnel from both Nat. Guard and local Fire Departments and possibly community responders working together to resolve a catastrophic community event. This event is open to the community to observe and learn about what happens during as Mas-Cal event.
I hope this helps set your schedule for the day and look forward to seeing you.
Capt. Lanette Dyer
West Thurston Regional Fire Authority
Sta.1-2 360.352.1614 Mobile 360.701.4593
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Multiple law enforcement units in the area of Martin Way & Lilly Rd. They are searching for an auto theft suspect that they have tracked to that area through the use of the GPS on a cell phone that was taken from the vehicle after it was dumped.
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42 y/o Male subject being transported to ST. Peters Hospital Olympia,Wa.
7:43pm we have male safe & Stable. TCSO has them on their Zodiac. Canceling Coast Guard.
TC Dive team has reached victim and is transporting via boat to launch. Firefighters treating the patient on the boat on the way to the launch.
USCG enroute from Seattle. Dive Team putting into the river off Mima Gate Rd.
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TC Dive team preparing to enter river at Black River Public Access.
US Coast Guard helicopter enroute from Seattle to assist with rescue.
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Single wide mobile home fire at 11500 block of Waddell Creek tonight. Originally dispatched as a vehicle fire at 6:53 PM, was discovered to be a owner occupied ...residence. Upon arrival crews had heavy smoke and initiated an offensive attack. Battling a heavy fire load inside the home, crews were forced to take a defensive stance on the home. The owner, prior to calling 911 attempted to self extinguish the fire. The 68-year-old man suffered minor burns to hands and facial hair. Patient was treated on the scene and then transported to St. Peters ER for additional concerns of smoke inhalation. Cause of fire is under investigation. #westthurstonfire #WaddleCreekCommand
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