Mountain Rescue exercise tests Mallorcan Emergency Services capability

Successful completion of the exercise

Successful completion of the exercise Credit: Consell de Mallorca

THE Mallorca Fire Brigade, together with the Urgent Medical Care Service (SAMU 061), carried out an exercise in mountain health rescue techniques on June 7.
The aim of this type of exercise is to work on operational and health skills in situations related to  and the natural environment.
The exercise, which was carried out in the port of Soller, consisted of simulating a landslide of rocks, which left two climbers trapped.
First of all, members of the Mallorca Fire Brigade and SAMU 061 had to reach the victims, who were in an area that was difficult to access.
Once there, a clinical assessment of the injured was performed and they were treated at the same site of the accident.
It is considered very important that the first medical intervention is at the site of the emergency, as it increases the likelihood of successful rescue. In addition, it also serves to assess and decide at which centre the injured should be evacuated.
Five members of the Mountain Rescue Group of the Mallorca Fire Brigade and a doctor and two nurses from SAMU 061 took part in the performance.

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