Major emergency demonstration planned for Cork Airport

Major emergency demonstration planned for Cork Airport
Cork Airport’s Fire and Rescue Service is to demonstrate a life-like aircraft emergency simulation as part of the global Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Gathering on September 12. Photo credit: Karol Kachmarsky. 

Cork Airport’s Fire and Rescue Service is to demonstrate a life-like aircraft emergency simulation as part of the global Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Gathering 2018 next week.

Up to 40 delegates, to include members of the HSE National Ambulance Service, and other national and overseas agencies involved in emergency medicine and pre-hospital emergency care, will take part in the workshop at Cork Airport’s Fire Training Facility on September 12.

Up to 40 delegates — to include members of the HSE National Ambulance Service, and other national and overseas agencies involved in emergency medicine and pre-hospital emergency care — will take part in the workshop. Pic: Karol Kachmarsky.
Up to 40 delegates — to include members of the HSE National Ambulance Service, and other national and overseas agencies involved in emergency medicine and pre-hospital emergency care — will take part in the workshop. Pic: Karol Kachmarsky.

A simulated aircraft incident will be staged, calling on the skills of the paramedics, firefighters, trauma doctors and other EMS personnel involved, who may be tasked to respond to aircraft emergencies in their communities or at their local airports.

This is our first year hosting such a workshop and we are proud to be associated with the EMS Gathering,” said Kevin Dunne, Aerodrome Fire Officer at Cork Airport.

“This EMS skills workshop will take place in our €1.5 million Fire Training Facility and will challenge those involved on how they respond to an emergency situation such as an airline crash and work together as one inter-agency team to ensure the best possible outcome,” he added.

Over 400 delegates from Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America will attend the three-day EMS Gathering in Cork from September 11 to 13.

The event will also feature a number of talks from national and international experts and other workshops, including a simulated water rescue on the River Lee next Wednesday.

In this workshop, local rescue services will come together on the banks of the river Lee to demonstrate the challenges and surrounding river rescue as well as sharing tips and tricks from participants present from around the world.

The official two-day programme will have something for all those interested in pre-hospital emergency care irrespective of qualification or experience.

Tickets are available from eventbrite.ie.


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