How does your hometown or local area deal with and respond to a natural disaster? Who coordinates what, and what is the depth and scope of their planning ,coordination and implementation?
AND HOW DO THEY TRACK AND MAP ALL PEOPLE AND BUILDINGS WHEN ALL ROAD SIGNS ARE DESTROYED?
Here is an excerpt from the story at MissionManager.com to explain this training:
“A tornado rips through Lakeland, Fla., leveling a campground, destroying a building and toppling multiple vehicles with “victims” trapped in torn and twisted wreckage. Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams work side-by-side as they come to the aid of the trapped victims, using hydraulic cutters, saws and spreaders to rip through roofs and crushed doors. Meanwhile, helicopters and drones fly overhead to access the damage and pinpoint the location of the victims. (compliments of MissionManager.com)
Fortunately for Lakeland, the large-scale disaster was a 24-hour joint exercise designed to put first responders to the test – namely USAR teams from the Florida Task Force 4 (FL-TF4) and the Lakeland Fire Department. Luckily, the victims were role-players and mannequins, and the campground was a paint-ball field.
It was FL-TF4’s annual mobilization exercise, called MOBEX 2015, held October 6 to test the readiness levels of the USAR teams. The exercise focused on all aspects of the deployment, not just on the skills of individual members and teams but also on the logistics, preparation and planning for a catastrophic event.”
Be sure to watch the excellent video footage, and read the rest of the story at MissionManager.com here.