DART Training in Forks

  • Wed Aug 1st, 2018 2:35pm
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At the DART fly in at the Forks Airport volunteers participated in and demonstrated to each other what an emergency evacuation of people injured in a disaster would look like. It was a coordinated effort by teams of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Forks Ambulance, Quinault Amateur Radio Club and DART pilots. Participants felt it was a valuable learning experience and hope to share what they learned as preparations continue in case of a major disaster. Thanks to Carol Young for coming up with the idea, planning, doing the logistics, coordinating, setting up and running the show for the DART Fly-In. Photo Christi Baron

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On Saturday, Disaster Airlift Response Team Training was held at the Forks Airport. After the fog lifted about half a dozen planes flew in to participate in the day’s events. Here pilots and volunteers practice with an “injured person,” portrayed by Shele Kincaid, getting in and out of the aircraft. Photo Christi Baron 

On Saturday, Disaster Airlift Response Team Training was held at the Forks Airport. After the fog lifted about half a dozen planes flew in to participate in the day’s events. Here pilots and volunteers practice with an “injured person,” portrayed by Shele Kincaid, getting in and out of the aircraft. Photo Christi Baron 

Forks Community Hospital Ambulance Liaison Timothy Wade addresses a group of volunteers at the DART Training excercise held at the Forks Airport. A number of FCH employees particpated in the training.

Forks Community Hospital Ambulance Liaison Timothy Wade addresses a group of volunteers at the DART Training excercise held at the Forks Airport. A number of FCH employees particpated in the training.

Something that would be good to know in an emergency is how to tie a knot that holds. This group had a book with examples demonstrating a number of knots.

Something that would be good to know in an emergency is how to tie a knot that holds. This group had a book with examples demonstrating a number of knots.

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                                Emergency Response Team (CERT) member volunteer Jodi Riker was on hand to share literature on surviving a disaster, candy and cold water on what was a beautiful sunny day on Saturday. Photos Christi Baron

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member volunteer Jodi Riker was on hand to share literature on surviving a disaster, candy and cold water on what was a beautiful sunny day on Saturday. Photos Christi Baron

It was a tight fit to get this “injured” individual with a broken leg in this plane, but volunteers got it done, and then spent some time discussing how it went.

It was a tight fit to get this “injured” individual with a broken leg in this plane, but volunteers got it done, and then spent some time discussing how it went.