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First Responders Tested at the Airport
First Responders Tested at the Airport

There were bodies spread across the tarmac as first responders drilled Wednesday at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.  The exercise, held every three years, involved hundreds of participants and dozens of police and fire departments from the area.  Airport Executive Director Mark Hanna says the exercise provides valuable feed back to airport personnel along with those who would be called upon to respond to an emergency at the airport.

“There are nearly 300 participants here with nearly 30 agencies for this drill” says Hanna. “We need to be, as a community, ready and that is why this drill is so important.”

Volunteer “casualties” included students in the medical program at Capital Area Career Center.  Hanna says agencies will sit down later this week and share notes on how response could be improved.