EXERCISE AEOLUS: Emergency workers practised a simulated emergency response to a storm event.
EXERCISE AEOLUS: Emergency workers practised a simulated emergency response to a storm event. Doug Eaton

Storm scenario hones emergency services skills

EMERGENCY services from across the region have honed their skills and are ready to take on the difficult task of emergency response to a disaster following Exercise Aeolus.

The simulated joint emergency management exercise yesterday at Lismore police station involved the SES, Fire and Rescue NSW, the Rural Fire Service, The Ambulance Service of NSW, the council and other government agencies, along with police from the Simulated Operations Unit.

As part of Exercise Aeolus, services were confronted with the situation that a fictitious storm had hit a town in country NSW and a co-ordinated emergency response was needed.

Richmond Local Area Command crime manager Detective Inspector Greg Moore said the exercise had all emergency services working together from 8am till 4pm to manage the disaster.

"With the benefit of the use of the Simulated Operations Unit we found the experience was enhanced with the provisions of a more life-like scenario."

"The combined effort of all the agencies that make up the emergency operations centre assisted in reacting to a range of simulated of dramatic incidents."



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