• FORT A. P. HILL, Va.-- Joint Task Force National Scout Jamboree emergency response personnel quickly respond to a simulated two-car crash as part of an exercise in preparation to support the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. JTF-NSJ plans and executes all DoD operations and activities in support of the Boy Scouts of America at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree at Ft. A.P. Hill. The JTF\'s goal is to provide professional military support and a safe and secure environment for Scouts and visitors during the event. DoD's presence and effort at the Jamboree emphasizes commitment to the nation’s youth.

    FORT A. P. HILL, Va.-- Joint Task Force...

    FORT A. P. HILL, Va.-- Joint Task Force National Scout Jamboree emergency response personnel quickly respond to a simulated two-car crash as part of an exercise in preparation to support the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. JTF-NSJ plans and executes all...

  • FORT A. P. HILL, Va.-- Airman 1st Class Jermaine Nevels, with the Civil Engineer Squadron takes part in an exercise in preparation to support the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. Nevels is part of Joint Task Force National Scout Jamboree, which plans and executes all DoD operations and activities in support of the Boy Scouts of America at the 2010 National Scout  Jamboree at Ft. A.P. Hill. The JTF\'s goal is to provide professional military support and a safe and secure environment for Scouts and visitors during the event. DoD's presence and effort at the Jamboree emphasizes commitment to the nation’s youth.

    FORT A. P. HILL, Va.-- Airman 1st Class...

    FORT A. P. HILL, Va.-- Airman 1st Class Jermaine Nevels, with the Civil Engineer Squadron takes part in an exercise in preparation to support the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. Nevels is part of Joint Task Force National Scout Jamboree, which plans and...

  • FORT A. P. HILL, Va.— Joint Task Force National Scout Jamboree emergency response personnel take part in an exercise and  skillfully remove a simulated injured person from a vehicle. The exercise is preparing the JTF to support the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. The JTF\'s goal is to provide professional military support and a safe and secure environment for Scouts and visitors during the event. DoD's presence and effort at the Jamboree emphasizes commitment to the nation’s youth.

    FORT A. P. HILL, Va.— Joint Task Force...

    FORT A. P. HILL, Va.— Joint Task Force National Scout Jamboree emergency response personnel take part in an exercise and skillfully remove a simulated injured person from a vehicle. The exercise is preparing the JTF to support the 2010 National...

  • FORT A. P. HILL, Va.-- Airman 1st Class Mariana Hopper and Staff Sgt. Kelly Tyra, with Joint Task Force National Scout Jamboree, take part in a medical exercise in preparation for supporting the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. JTF-NSJ plans and executes all DoD operations and activities in support of the Boy Scouts of America at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree at Ft. A.P. Hill. The JTF\'s goal is to provide professional military support and a safe and secure environment for Scouts and visitors during the event. DoD's presence and effort at the Jamboree emphasizes commitment to the nation’s youth.

    FORT A. P. HILL, Va.-- Airman 1st Class Mariana...

    FORT A. P. HILL, Va.-- Airman 1st Class Mariana Hopper and Staff Sgt. Kelly Tyra, with Joint Task Force National Scout Jamboree, take part in a medical exercise in preparation for supporting the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. JTF-NSJ plans and executes...

Fort A. P. Hill, Va. -- The exercise scenario for the July 23 exercise began with a simulated 9-1-1 call to the Fort A.P. Hill fire department. Within minutes sounds of sirens growing louder in the distance, alarming that an emergency warranted their attention, firemen and ambulances arrived on the scene of a two-car crash.

Reacting fast, the fire fighters coordinated their efforts to exhaust flames that erupted from the hood of one of the collided cars. But their mission was not complete as a passenger remained trapped inside the burning vehicle. The fighters remained calm and worked diligently as their tact and skill was put to the test.

The test was to prepare first responders that will respond to an emergency during the National Boy Scout Jamboree and the celebration of BSA's 100th anniversary.

Joint Task Force National Scout Jamboree, medics from the Civil Engineer Squadron, military police investigators and the Fort A.P. Hill Fire Department were tasked in an exercise "Fiery Car Crash" that challenged their ready aptness to respond to an emergency.

"We need to test the response capabilities of the Joint Task Force and for the other emergency supporters for the Boy Scouts during the jamboree", said Courney Brewerton, a Joint Task Force exercise control coordinator.

The 9-1-1 call was merely an exercise that assimilated the worse possible scenario that emergency responders may face. The two-car collision was a scene played out with fake blood and severe injuries but the effort to fuse a team was as real as it gets.

"Everybody has to work together", said Staff Sgt. Tammy D. Deherrera, an MPI tasked with the Fort A.P. Hill responders. "We hope for the best but prepare for the worst."

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