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Preparedness Exercise at Reagan National

The FAA mandates that a full-scale emergency preparedness exercise be held every three years.

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Nearly 150 people volunteered to role play victims for the exercise. They were made up ...

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Tim Lasher, deputy fire chief of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, gives the command to ...

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The Coast Guard Crew prepares to take off. A River Rescue was part of the ...

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During the full scale emergency preparedness exercise at Reagan National Airport on Sept. 21, the ...

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Airport firefighters rush to the scene of the simulated plane crash. More than 50 emergency ...

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Firefighters put out the fire on the training simulator.

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Victims are moved to an area set up for triage. The red tarp indicates the ...

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A firefighter climbs into the plane provided by US Airways for the exercise. Below, first ...

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A firefighter prepares to climb into the plane provided by US Airways for the exercise. ...

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The first victim is rushed off to a waiting ambulance.

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First responders carefully move a victim, during the exercise. Evaluators walked around assessing their actions.

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A first responder assesses the condition of one of the role players, by first reading ...

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A patient is taken to an ambulance by first responders.

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