Local emergency response agencies participated in a full-scale training exercise on Monday, Aug. 5, starting at Jamestown Regional Airport and concluding at Jamestown Regional Medical Center.
The purpose of the exercise was to test local emergency operations plans and response capabilities during an aviation incident. Volunteers acted as crash victims with injuries likely to occur in an airplane crash.
The response agencies transported those with serious enough 'injuries" to JRMC, where the simulation continued in the emergency department.
Participating agencies and organizations included Jamestown Regional Airport, Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Jamestown Fire Department, Jamestown Area Ambulance, Jamestown Police Department, Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office, Stutsman County Communications Center, Central Valley Health District, North Dakota Highway Patrol, American Red Cross, Freedom Resource Center, SkyWest Airlines and Stutsman County Emergency Management.