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Barnstable Municipal Airport
Disaster Drill 2018
September 5, 2018
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Hyannis FD Captain Mark Storie welcomes fire and EMS crews to the
2018 Barnstable Municipal Airport Disaster Drill.

2018 BMA Disaster Drill
Crews from many of the Cape's fire departments participated in the
2018 Barnstable Municipal Airport Disaster Drill on September 5, 2018.

This year, the scenario involved a mid-air collision with one aircraft crashing into Lewis Bay
requiring a marine rescue response of several fire rescue boats conducting search & rescue,
search patterns, and rescue operations on the water.  The second aircraft crash landed at the
airport with over 20 patients on board.

Shortly after 1700 hours on a pleasant Wednesday evening, the response was initiated.
The BMA ARFF Truck 820 arrived first and began fighting the fires while Hyannis
crews arrived and began establishing an MCI command structure, triaging patients, setting
up treatment areas, and conducting extrication on various wrecked vehicles.
Additional crews from COMM, Barnstable, West Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis,
Brewster, Harwich, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, and Sandwich worked together
actually transporting patients to CCH where the triage and treatment continued
providing hospital staff with the MCI experience.

Similar drills are held about every 3 years to keep the airport and emergency
crews well trained in Mass Casualty Incidents.

Previous Drills
October 2003
September 2009
October 2012
October 2015

The bus served as the aircraft

A number of wrecked cars served as entrapment situations providing
crews with extrication opportunities.

A dumpster fire simulated an aircraft fire

Volunteers served as victims


Less fortunate victims were simulated by maniquins

ARFF Truck 820 goes to work on the fire

Incident Commander provides initial reports and orders

The first arriving ambulance arrives and begins triage

If you can walk, get off the bus and proceed to a treatment area

Those who could not walk get further evaluation

Observers take notes for future training

EMS Officer communicates with CMED and the hospital



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