Officers in action on Wednesday.
All participants are trained in the Incident Command system, which is also part of the execution of the St. Maarten Disaster Plan.
PHILIPSBURG–The Fire Department, Police Force and Ambulance Department intensified their joint training to continue developing their professional capabilities and relationships. Training took place on Arch Road on Wednesday morning.
National emergency services, Fire Department, Police Force and Ambulance Department completed several days of multi-agency training sessions recently. The sessions took place at several locations in Cole Bay, and scenarios had the services depend on each other to manage an incident successfully.
The emergency services are holding joint operational exercises to test their current operational levels and to increase their knowledge, skills and ability in working together. As the training scenarios grow in complexity, the amount of action needs proper joint coordination, also known as Incident Command, which is essential in an emergency situation.
All participants are trained in the Incident Command system, which is also part of the execution of the St. Maarten Disaster Plan. Particular measures, but also protocol, have to be followed during these drills. After the police secure the scene, the Fire Department ensures scene safety and the ambulance personnel decide on the care for the injured persons. The Fire Department extricates persons who are stuck inside a vehicle.
A smooth operation was secured by the on-duty officers of every emergency service when meeting regularly and taking decisions together. The emergency personnel communicated with each other and the persons they came to care for.
The training staff consists of representatives of each of the three national emergency service departments.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/86583-emergency-services-continue-live-training