Council leads emergency planning training exercise

On the evening of Tuesday 14 November 2017, the Council of the Isles of Scilly led a multi-agency live training exercise at St Mary’s Airport.

The purpose of the activity – an ‘Exercise Bronze Cascade’ – was to help ensure that the islands are fully prepared for a real emergency. The given scenario was of a plane incident at the airport.

The exercise involved participants from the Council, Police Force, Fire and Rescue Service, South West Ambulance Service Trust, Air Traffic Control, and Skybus. There was also assistance from unpaid volunteers from HM Coastguard and the Council who gave up their time to play the role of casualties and Skybus passengers. Everyone did a great job fulfilling their roles and helped to really test our services.

As with any Exercise there were lots of learning points that will enable us to improve how agencies and services respond to future incidents. A debrief will be held with each agency attending the Exercise to gather those learning points and put an action plan into place.

The council would like thank everyone who took part in the event for their hard work and enthusiasm.

Publishing date: 
Monday, 20 November, 2017