SIMCAS at Shoreham Airshow jet crash
At about 13.20 on the 22nd of August a Hunter jet crashed whilst displaying at the Shoreham airshow in West Sussex. It crash landed on the A27 just outside the airfield and in doing so struck several cars travelling on the main road. SIMCAS member Mr Tony Kemp was attending the event as part of the Red Cross cover and so became the first ambulance responder on scene after the disaster occurred. He was able to advise what resources were needed and to start to coordinate the medical response. At the time of writing seven casualties have been declared as fatally injured at the scene.
SIMCAS members have advanced training in managing major incidents and are well placed to help in such eventualities.