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HAFB trains for potential mass casualty disaster

Posted at 4:23 PM, May 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-14 18:24:59-04

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- More than 30 emergency response agencies responded to a mass casualty scenario drill at Hill Air Force Base Wednesday morning.

The simulation was meant to prepare them for an upcoming air show on June 28.

Approximately 400,000 people are expected for the show. Wednesday’s scenario was an F-16 demo jet crashing into a large crowd resulting in 250 to 300 victims.

The fake injuries included burns and severed body parts.

First responders from HAFB and emergency personnel from 20 different agencies respond to the scene to sort through the casualties.