Navy, first responders hold mass casualty training in preparation for 2015 Oceana Air Show

Posted at 12:33 PM, Aug 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-04 20:22:25-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - A training exercise was held at Naval Air Station Oceana on Tuesday in preparation for the 2015 NAS Oceana Air Show in September.

The exercise allows the Navy, first responders with the City of Virginia Beach, and medical facilities to react to a simulated mass casualty during an air show.

More than 300 volunteers fill the tarmac at Naval Air Station Oceana to participate in the exercise. There are mock gunshots, simulated injuries, and even staged fiery crashes so everyone involved is prepared for any potential incident.

The Navy says the goal of the exercise is to enhance the training and readiness of Naval Security Forces, and rehearse the coordination between Navy leadership and first-responders who would be involved in an event of this magnitude.

The 2015 NAS Oceana Air Show is scheduled to take place September 19th and 20th.