Hulk tests emergency services at Stansted Airport's new multi-storey car park
Emergency procedures at Stansted Airport’s new multi-storey car park were tested with a live exercise ahead of its opening next month.
More than 60 staff and volunteers took part in the drill which was staged by MAG Stansted and involved the airport’s fire service, Essex Police, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, East of England Ambulance Service and the Casualties Union.
James Bruce, who co-ordinated the exercise, said: “Exercise Hulk gave us an excellent opportunity to continue our work with all the emergency services to test how we collectively respond to an incident in our new multi-storey car park.
“The exercise presented a challenge you hope you would never actually have to experience, but it’s reassuring to know that if we were to have a major incident in the new multi-storey car park we have the plans, procedures and teams in place to deal with it.”
The mock incident, which took place between 10am and 3pm on June 20, featured a car fire with volunteer casualties wearing make-up depicting life-like injuries.
The six-storey car park, a short walk from the main terminal, will open on July 1 and is the first multi-storey to be built at the airport.