08/12/10 107 W, 1 I - + 7 - 6 Bus at Airport

That's Evac 1 arriving at the General Aviation gate, for a mass-casualty exercise conducted this morning at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Mike Legeros spent a couple hours photographing the preparations, and those photos will be posted shortly.

The 2009 International/Satrin mobile evacuation base is operated by Wake County EMS, and was delivered nearly exactly a year ago. That's CFR 3 in the distance, one of the airport's two 2000 Oshkosh T-1500 crash trucks.

WRAL was also on hand at the exercise, and posted this news report. 'Twas a warm morning and very warm day, but the breeze sure felt good coming off the runway! Click to enlarge:

Great pics of the drill and the ARFF trucks. Looks like the drill want well. And it great to see everybody working together to meet a common goal.
CrashRescue - 08/12/10 - 22:04

Where was Six Forks EMS?
EMS 8 - 08/13/10 - 21:02

Probably not needed since they will soon be consumed by Wake EMS just like Garner.
RescueRanger - 08/14/10 - 10:21

RescueRanger: Garner EMS was not “consumed” by Wake EMS. Garner requested assistance due to inability to stay afloat financially and Wake took over their burden as a mutually agreed upon merger. This benefitted BOTH agencies, as it allowed Garner employees to keep jobs they would have otherwise lost. The presence or absence of Six Forks EMS at this drill has nothing to do with Wake EMS or any possible merger. Protecting our 1 million plus citizens requires the resources of all agencies. As CrashRescue stated we all work together toward a common goal and do it very well.
J. D. McLean - 08/14/10 - 10:59

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