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Phoebe PinGeraldton Guardian
Emergency services responded to a simulated fire at Geraldton Airport.
Camera IconEmergency services responded to a simulated fire at Geraldton Airport. Credit: City of Greater Geraldton

Geraldton’s emergency services put their skills to the test at the weekend to ensure they would be prepared in the event of a serious incident.

Local police, fire services and paramedics worked together to respond to a simulated emergency exercise at Geraldton Airport on Saturday.

The scenario saw first responders attend to a plane fire and help volunteers pretending to be injured civilians off the main tarmac.

City of Greater Geraldton chief executive Ross McKim said the drill was successful, with all agencies working together to quickly resolve the problem at hand.

“Emergency services were quick to respond to the exercise and battled smoke and flames,” he said.

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“The Geraldton Airport hosts emergency exercises every two years to build capacity, test emergency processes as well as bring agencies together.”

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