11/13/11 225 W, 1 I - + 9 - 1 "Bodies" Everywhere

'Twas the scene in Selma this morning, where several fire and EMS departments participated in a mass-casualty drill. The scenario was a railroad crossing collision of a fuel tanker and a passenger train. The location was behind one of the fuel farms on Oak Roads. The props included a box car filled with victims both injured and vocal. After briefings at a nearby school, actual calls to the Johnston County emergency communications started after 9:00 a.m. (That gave them some practice as well.)

Yours Truly attended for a couple hours, and has posted some preliminary photos. (There's a minimum of fake blood this time, though we'll how the final set looks. Warning, these photos contain depictions of simulated injuries...) Good practice for everyone, and even this incident photographer. Though in the real deal, Camera Boy would likely be (a.) back a distance from the action and (b.) using his camera more discretely around victims. (Plus keeping the captured blood and victim's faces to a minimum.)

Who participated in today's event? Here's a best guess: Selma FD, Smithfield FD, Wilson's Mills FD, Pine Level FD, Micro FD, Bethany FD, Thanksgiving FD, Selma EMS, Smithfield EMS, Clayton EMS, 50-210 EMS, Four Oaks EMS, Johnston EMS, Selma PD, Johnston SO, Johnston FM, Johnston EM, North Carolina EM, Red Cross.

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