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Airport Conducting Triennial Disaster Drill

Post Date:04/09/2019 9:23 AM

(Fayetteville, N.C.) — Fayetteville Regional Airport will be conducting its triennial disaster drill on Tuesday, April 16 from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fire Department Training Facility, located off Doc Bennett Road at 3065 Radar Road.

The emergency exercise is a readiness and coordination drill mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration. The triennial drill is held every three years and aims to create a realistic simulation of an emergency event. Fayetteville’s event on April 16 will be a simulated plane crash.

The Airport looks forward to a myriad of emergency services and law enforcement agencies participating, as well as a host of volunteers from schools and professionals from local hospitals. The volunteers will have makeup on and act like victims as they are transported to hospitals, where the health professionals will practice how to respond to a mass casualty event. The Airport’s Fire Safety personnel and first responders from the Incident Command System will test their emergency response skills.

If any media would like to attend the triennial disaster drill, please contact Airport Marketing Specialist Allison Rogers at 433-1176.

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