Robins set ablaze with ORI exercises

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  • By Amanda Creel
  • 78 ABW/PA
The Operational Readiness Inspection is in full gear, and Robins Airmen from Air Force Materiel Command units have been busy displaying readiness capabilities to the Inspector General team.

Members of the Exercise Evaluation Team got in the act with an emergency management exercise April 15.

The scenario for the exercise involved a mid-air collision of a C-130 and an F-15 Eagle during a test flight. The scenario was designed to test Robins ability to react to emergency situations that could possibly occur here.

Some of the many areas that were evaluated during the exercise included initial response and notification of major aircraft incident, ability to extinguish a large aircraft fire, treat multiple casualties, control the incident site, test hazard evaluation and search procedures, and test hazardous waste containment and mitigation.

The scenario focused on evaluating Command and Control at the Emergency Operations and Installation Crisis Centers, initial response and mitigation through extinguishment, treating casualties and developing a plan to handle contaminated run-off.

After the mid-air collision, the aircraft crashed to the ground at the fire department's training area giving the base's firefighters a chance to fight a live-fire. The EET had an opportunity to evaluate Team Robins on their response to a live-fire crash site under the watchful eye of the IG inspectors.

The response didn't just measure the response of the fire department and other first responders; many other groups on base were involved in responding to the emergency, such as the Readiness Flight, base medical personnel and the base safety office.