Tag Archives: emergency prepardness

Playing the victim: Rescuers seeking volunteers willing to be ‘casualties’ in major plane crash exercise Dec. 13


Well, this is rather impressive: emergency officials know exactly when their next major rescue operation is going to happen. Furthermore, the identities of the victims will be known beforehand – because they’ll willingly be offering themselves to be burned and/or broken bodies willing to lay outside for hours screaming for help/treatment.

Born on a pilot ship: Longyearbyen gets one-of-a-kind service vessel


There’s not much chance of missing its gleaming yellow cabin on a clear day, but the less-than-ideal days are when it’s most likely to be appreciated.