Airshow Networks presented the Moffett Field AirExpo 2002 on July 27-28. DART personnel provided Water Rescue, Emergency Medical support and Hazardous Materials Response capabilities. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated and staffed by Fire, Protective Services, Logistics, Safety, DART, Airfield Operations and other personnel. Army Explosives Ordnance Disposal and 129th Air National Guard personnel also staffed the EOC . . . a true Joint Command.
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A part of the air show calls for a USAF A-10 aircraft to do a simulated attack run against enemy ground troops with pyrotechnics explosions simulating live fire. Unfortunately, the explosions were a little bigger than expected on Saturday this year. The concussion from the explosion and flames broke some 80+ windows at Moffett Field and the neighboring community.
Here are a couple of pictures from the 2001 AirExpo to show you what the explosion was like.
Here are pictures of the efforts that followed.
DART Water Rescue was on standby for the 2002 Moffett Air Show providing emergency response to the surrounding salt ponds and lower San Francisco Bay. After the planes had landed from the last day's performance, the team shuttled their boats back up the bay for take out. The photos show team members shoving off for the trip. Perfect conditions for the entire trip!