Simulated disaster

Paramedics and medical personnel rushed to the aid of "casualties" of a traffic accident on the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) in the wee hours of yesterday morning in a simulated scenario that tested their emergency response skills. The 90-minu
PHOTO: SINGAPORE CIVIL DEFENCE FORCE

Paramedics and medical personnel rushed to the aid of "casualties" of a traffic accident on the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) in the wee hours of yesterday morning in a simulated scenario that tested their emergency response skills. The 90-minute-long operational exercise, where firefighters also extinguished a burning car and extricated trapped "victims", involved 60 personnel from the Singapore Civil Defence Force, the Singapore Police Force and the Land Transport Authority.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2016, with the headline 'Simulated disaster'. Print Edition | Subscribe