HIA to conduct full-scale emergency training exercise


MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – Harrisburg International Airport will conduct a full-scale emergency plan training exercise at the airport.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, the exercise will simulate a large air carrier incident. It will involve an actual response from the airport’s fire, police and emergency medical services, as well as other organizations.

Other organizations invited to participate in the drill are the American Red Cross, coroner’s office, and the 193rd Air National Guard. Organizations from multiple counties are expected to participate.

Volunteer “victims” will be made up to simulate injuries ranging from minor bumps and bruises to fatalities.

The drill is expected to last until approximately 12 p.m.   

The FAA requires airports to conduct a full-scale exercise to test emergency plans every three years.

HIA is asking area residents to not be alarmed if they see emergency vehicles at the airport.

The airport will operate as normal.

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