Lossiemouth residents reassured over emergency at RAF base

Base to undergo emergency response exercise today

RESIDENTS AROUND RAF Lossiemouth are being advised not to panic if they see emergency activity surrounding the Moray base today (Wednesday).

A major exercise is being conducted to test the abilities of the base to deal with a major accident – and that may mean a lot of noise from the airfield, while civilian emergency services will also be involved.

A spokesman for the Moray base said: “The aims of the exercise include testing and confirming RAF Lossiemouth’s ability to effectively deal with a major accident and to ensure personnel are aware of their responsibilities during any major incident.

“In addition, the exercise will ensure effective and robust co-ordination and operating procedures between RAF Lossiemouth and local emergency and response services – therefore local emergency and response services will be participating in the exercise.”

Emergency procedures are regularly tested at the Moray base and often involve a large number of emergency vehicles.