Drill readies emergency responders for real events
April 27, 2022
Bodies were strewn throughout the rocks north of the Wrangell Airport, the site of a grisly airplane wreck. Cries for help could be heard here and there. Bloodied victims wandered aimlessly.
Every three years, the state Department of Transportation requires a drill to prepare emergency responders in the case of a real disaster. Last Wednesday, approximately 25 firefighters and EMTs treated volunteer victims during a mock plane crash, complete with fiery wreckage and triage stations.
Before the drill began, Capt. Dorianne Sprehe of the Wrangell Fire Department instructed a group of 28 adults...