In pictures: Emergency services take part in disaster simulation at Fort Widley in Portsmouth

Fort Widley on Portsdown Hill was transformed into a disaster zone as emergency response organisations took part in a realistic drill.

Wednesday, 15th May 2019, 4:32 pm
Rescue operators helping 'victims' at a staged landslide at Fort Widley, Portsmouth. Picture: Habibur Rahman

More than 2,000 people and 40 local, national and international emergency response organisations, have been taking part in the exercise to test out emergency services and support staff. This year’s disaster scenario had the fall-out from a hurricane that resulted in severe flooding, mudslides, collapsed buildings and displaced people. Pictures by Habibur Rahman and Action Media International. Read our full story here.

 

Brokenhurst college student, Ethan Kettle posing as a 'victim' waiting to be rescued in a simulated landslide at Fort Widley. Picture: Habibur Rahman

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The largest disaster simulation exercise takes place in Fort Widley, Portsmouth. Picture: Action Media International
The largest disaster simulation exercise takes place in Fort Widley, Portsmouth. Picture: Action Media International
The worlds largest disaster simulation exercise takes place in Fort Widley, Portsmouth. Picture: Action Media International
The worlds largest disaster simulation exercise takes place in Fort Widley, Portsmouth. Picture: Action Media International
Students from Brockenhurst college posing as 'victims' in a staged landslide at Fort Widley. Picture: Habibur Rahman
The worlds largest disaster simulation exercise takes place in Fort Widley, Portsmouth. Picture: Action Media International
The worlds largest disaster simulation exercise takes place in Fort Widley, Portsmouth. Picture: Action Media International
Nursing student at the simulated landslide at Fort Widley. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Nursing student, Debbie Anton posing as a victim of a landslide. Picture: Habibur Rahman