Emergency services training exercise at Buckingbong State Forest, NSW

Emergency services in the Riverina and Murray regions were tested yesterday by a training exercise involving a missing aircraft, NSW Police say.

NSW Police Force led the joint training exercise at the Buckingbong State Forest, 25 kilometres south of Narrandera.

Riverina-Murray emergency services and general land rescue units took part in the exercise which was based on a scenario of missing aircraft and occupants.

Fifty-eight emergency services personnel from NSW Police Force, Fire & Rescue NSW, Ambulance, SES, Volunteer Rescue Association, Rural Fire Service and Salvation Army Emergency Services were involved.

The exercise was conducted with the cooperation of the State Forests. It was the initiative of the Riverina-Murray Regional Rescue Committee.

Wagga Wagga Local Area Commander, Superintendent Bob Noble said the exercise was an opportunity for emergency services to work together in a controlled environment and it was an outstanding success.