Emergency responders train in mass casualty exercise at Wrightsville Beach
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (WECT) - Town of Wrightsville Beach Public Safety personnel participated in a multi-agency mass casualty exercise involving multiple surface vessels and people in the water in Masonboro Channel and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) in the vicinity of Masonboro Island on Thursday, March 30.
More than 30 public safety personnel trained together, with about 17 people simulating real-life emergencies. The U.S. Coast Guard also enforced a Safety Zone from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
“After we see when the incidents are over, hey, what have we done wrong? What are our strengths, what are our weaknesses what resources do we need? Because that’s obviously going to tax us the most. If we’re short on resources then we’re not gonna be able to do what we need to do,” Greg Fix, Battalion Chief of Wilmington Fire Department, said.
Anyone with questions about the exercise can contact Chief Haraway with the Wrightsville Beach Fire Department at 910-256-7920 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You also can contact N.C. Waterways Management Division at email@example.com or contact the Sector North Carolina Command Center at 910-343-3882.
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