Response to national disaster situation tested in Moon Twp.



MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The ability to respond to a national disaster situation was put to the test Saturday at the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township.

Local Civil Air Patrol cadets, 32 ambulance companies and other organizations were among those that participated in a National Disaster Medical System exercise, which was called Lycoming Reach.

During the exercise, six C-130s were flown from the 911th to Lycoming County.

Ambulance companies used the exercise to practice taking wounded people to local hospitals.

The NDMS is a federal initiative intended to provide a nationwide, coordinated response of emergency medical services in case of a disaster of great magnitude.

Saturday’s exercise simulated a terrorist attack at the Little League World Series held in Williamsport.