Emergency services attend simulated crash exercise in Quinns Rocks

Volunteer firefighters demonstrated how they cut people out of a car during the simulated crash exercise. Pictures: Lucy Jarvis
St John Ambulance volunteers checked on the patients during the exercise on the Quinns Rocks Primary School basketball court.
The rescue helicopter crew talked to cadets and spectators after the exercise finished.
Volunteer firefighters demonstrated how they cut people out of a car during the simulated crash exercise. Pictures: Lucy Jarvis St John Ambulance volunteers checked on the patients during the exercise on the Quinns Rocks Primary School basketball court. The rescue helicopter crew talked to cadets and spectators after the exercise finished.

EMERGENCY services cadets had a firsthand look at a simulated crash scene in Quinns Rocks tonight, including a close look at a rescue helicopter.

Quinns Rocks Emergency Service Cadet Corps chief instructor Steve Faulkner coordinated the September 5 exercise at the cadet group’s base at Quinns Rocks Primary School.

The scenario involved setting up a car crash on the basketball court, with multiple casualties, and several volunteer emergency service groups took part, including Yanchep Volunteer Fire and Rescue, St John Ambulance, Quinns Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and Wanneroo Joondalup SES volunteers.

Cadets and their families watched on as paramedics worked on the injured people and firefighters used the jaws of life to cut open the vehicle involved.

The RAC Rescue helicopter also attended, allowing bystanders to see how a patient would be transferred from an ambulance to the aircraft.

After the exercise was completed, the crew explained how the helicopter worked before taking off again under the full moon.

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