Emergency services and MidCoast Council took part in an emergency response training exercise at Taree Airport on Saturday, August 10.
The exercise saw local teams from NSW Police, Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW Ambulance, Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Service and the council converge on the airport for a practical exercise, in this case a burning car.
This type of training takes place every two years.
According to council's Andrew Blatch, conducting emergency exercises is a requirement of registration for public airports.
"Practical exercises are the best way for emergency teams and other stakeholders, to get first-hand experience, in live conditions during these events," Andrew said.
After mustering at the Visitor Information Centre, emergency services proceeded to the airport as if it was a real emergency call out, where agencies responded to potential patients and other situations common with an aeronautical incident.
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