Below is the text of a media statement released by DFES this afternoon for the information of members and stakeholders.
Note to media: Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades are not involved in this exercise as it is focused on structural rescue, which is not a primary function of our service. Although please be aware that if an actual earthquake struck anywhere other than the centre of Perth, it is very likely that the majority of human resources on scene would be the amazing women and men of the Volunteer Bush Fire Service, WA’s largest emergency service.
MEDIA EVENT : Exercise “Jaguar” (Earthquake simulation)
Exercise “Jaguar” is a State level exercise based on a seismic event impacting Western Australia that results in building collapses and widespread damage to vital infrastructure, such as major roads, rail, power, gas, water and sewerage.
This damage will be simulated at the WAFES Academy with emergency services performing the functions of their roles in an operational environment.
Simulated scenarios include a service station explosion, a Hazmat incident, a RAC Rescue helicopter winching exercise and a structure collapse.
WA Fire and Emergency Services Academy
547 Dundas Road, Forrestfield
Saturday 19 August 2017, 08:30am
- Attendees must wear closed in shoes, long pants and a long sleeved shirt.
- Attendees must be present by 8:30am sharp to receive a safety briefing.