AMRAD Participates in Dulles Emergency Exercise 2007

Frank Gentges fgentges at
Sun May 6 16:13:16 CDT 2007

An emergency exercise was conducted at Dulles Airport on Saturday, May 5 
from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.  This exercise simulated an aircraft accident 
to test the airport's emergency operations plan and provide hands-on 
training for emergency responders including area amateur radio 
operators.  There were dozens of emergency vehicles from Loudoun, 
Fairfax and Prince William counties augmenting airport vehicles 
participating in the excercise.  The scenario was the collision of an 
aircraft with two contruction worker busses which created 30 simulated 

AMRAD provided its van which served as the excercise net control 
station.  A general net was operated to coordiinate the excercise and 
another net was operated to coordinate 6 busses carrying simulated 
casualties to 6 local hospitals.  Communications also included a WiFi 
net and APRS was used to track the busses.

Frank Gentges K0BRA

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