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Piha Fire, 1st Response here for us

1 Comment 24 December 2015

Piha Volunteer Fire and 1st Response train to help us

Piha Volunteer Fire Brigade organised a MCI (mass casualty incident) for Piha fire brigade and Piha/Karekare First Response on Tues Dec 15th from 7pm

I was thrilled when asked to record the event for them.  Here, with their permission, is a record of how they train.

Any emergency please phone 111

Firstly makeup artists ‘created injuries’ on the volunteer patients

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Then the alarm was set off and the Piha Volunteer Firemen arrived

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Police, Piha Fire and Piha 1st Response respond to ‘mass casualty incident’ call out

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The ‘multi casualty incident’ is a BBQ has blown up and the injuries are pretty horrific

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What was amazing to witness was the communications between the groups – including central command

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After everyone had been triaged and cared for there was concern whether Simon would ‘make it’ so a bit of CPR did the trick.

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Debrief

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Below: Piha Volunteer Fire, Fist Response and Police

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Below:  Piha volunteer patients having some fun for the camera.

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  1. Martin says:

    Yes they are. And after I saved a guy out the front of lion rock on the Monday the 28th, First Response arrived quickly bringing their ute right up to the surf and were so good at what they had to do.The young man was at deaths door, they were calm and very well equipped and trained. I hope he or his family come back to Piha and thank us for saving his life.


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