Around 500 people participated in the biannual national training day of the Icelandic search and rescue associations, ICE-SAR, in Ísafjördur, the West Fjords, on Saturday.
Photo by Fridfinnur Gudmundsson.
The approximately 300 search and rescue members who were actively involved in the drill were divided into 40 groups which had to take on 60 different tasks, a press release describes.
These included practicing rescuing people from a collapsed building, giving first aid, searching for missing persons, assisting in multi-victim accidents, operating cars and four wheelers and using search and rescue dogs.
The drill was successful with the weather being fitting for the circumstances: rain, wind and fog. It began at 7 am and concluded around 5 pm. Afterwards participants were invited to the local swimming pool and to a BBQ feast.