Angel Rescue

On June 15, 2012, the Force Commander Reserve (FCR) conducted “Angel Rescue”, a medical evacuation exercise, involving all the medical units if the UNIFIL.

The scenario involved a platoon of the FCR lighting and Investigation squadron equipped with VBL light armored vehicles operating following the explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) next to a vehicle.

After securing the area and alerting the UNIFIL headquarters in Naqoura, the military rescued the wounded, before organizing their evacuation by ambulance and helicopter. A medical convoy, including two Belgian ambulance was sent to the site. The medical team took in charge the wounded and evacuated the most seriously ones by an Italian helicopter and took them to the UNIFIL hospital  in Naqoura. The other injured people were transported directly by road. The exercise ended when the doctors took care of the wounded.

Organized mainly by the FCR, the exercise “Rescue Angel” was used to evaluate the entire UNIFIL medical chain, operating procedures for intervention in case of incident, responsiveness and quality of communications between different actors. Also present were a delegation of nurses and doctors from a dozen contingents of UNIFIL and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).

A BELUFIL Dingo II Ambulance MPPV getting ready to transport the injured
The injured transported onto the BELUFIL Dingo II Ambulance MPPV.
The seriously injured evacuated through ITALAIR UNIFIL AB-212.

Source: Ministère de la Defense

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