HIA will hold mock emergency drill this Saturday
The last couple of weeks, Lower Swatara (59), Middletown (88) along with various other departments and agencies have been completing the annual ARFF (20hr) short course hosted by HIA Fire Department (70). The topics covered are Safety, Suppression, Rescue, Types of Aircrafts, Mass Casualty Incidents and much more. The crew will be engaging in a drill this Saturday that will involve a plane down with fire and rescues.
THIS IS JUST A DRILL.
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Harrisburg International Airport will hold an emergency plan training exercise at the airport Saturday from 8 p.m. until about midnight.
Airport officials said the exercise will simulate a large air carrier incident. Fire, police and emergency medical service organizations will respond to the incident.
The American Red Cross, Salvation Army, 193rd Air National Guard, local hospitals and a number of local government agencies are among more than 20 other organizations from throughout York, Dauphin and Cumberland counties that are also expected to participate in the drill. Volunteers will be used to simulate injuries ranging from minor bumps and bruises to fatalities.
The Federal Aviation Administration requires all commercial service airports conduct an emergency exercise once every three years, said Tim Edwards, executive director of Harrisburg International Airport.
“This emergency training exercise is routine and we’re asking area residents in advance to not be alarmed should they see emergency vehicles at the airport. This is only a drill,” Edwards said.