Monday, May 10, 2010

Dulles Airport Emergency Exercise 2010

On Saturday, May 8, Dulles International Airport held its triennial full-scale emergency exercise. It simulated a plane crash, and 120 volunteers (including DM) played casualties. Fun was had by all.

We had to be there at the crack of dawn, 5:30 a.m., then get breakfast, and get moulaged (made up with fake wounds). The exercise started at about 9 a.m. It rained for a short time beforehand, so we had lie on wet ground, but they gave us blankets to lie on, and the temperature was very comfortable. (Except when they poured fake blood on us. That stuff was cold!!) It wrapped up in time for lunch.

Pictures from this exercise and past ones are in the photo gallery:

Dulles Airport Drill 2010 National Airport Drill 2007Dulles Airport Drill 2007