Thursday May 12, 2022 members of the Saginaw County ARES group participated in
the Saginaw County and MBS Airport simulated emergency exercise.
On the morning of May 12,
2022, the sun is shining and the community is preparing for a promising
summer of warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. At approximately 0900
hours, 911 received multiple calls that there was a plane crash at MBS
Airport. The initial reports are that it appears as though
a plane is burning. There are multiple victums and EMS and the hocal
hospitals have been alerted. At approximately 09:05 MBS declares an
emergency and the aircraft is confirmed to be a
commercial passenger jet with unknown number of passengers.
Pass information from scene to local operators and
Test call up procedure and staging operations (operators meet before
Test 2-meter communications utilizing the 147.24 and 145.33 repeaters
from incident scene to 911, portable station locations
Test Winlink system – including incident scene, 911, portable station
Test DMR HT communications from incident scene, 911 (event 1)
Test mobile communications trailer functionality, including generator
runtime and systems functionality (radios, packet, computers and
Test portable station (Winlink)
Thank you to all operators that participated in this years exercise.
The objectives were accomplished and everyone had a good time.