Emergency Crews Pack Airport

By: Mariana Jacob Email
By: Mariana Jacob Email

Reno, NV - On Wednesday morning, dozens of emergency crews filled the grounds at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. It is all part of a drill called the Broken Wing 2011 Disaster Drill. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Department, REMSA and local hospitals took part in the drill that aims to save lives after a mass scale disaster.

The Federal Aviation Administration requires airports to stage the exercise every three years.A number of scenarios rehearsed included a plane crash, an earthquake and a potential terrorist attack.

“Rarely in our career do we experience mass casualty incidents of this magnitude so it is important that we exercise these things. If there’s a tragedy like this, we’re prepared,” says
Brian Taylor with REMSA.

No flights arrival or departure times were affected because of the drill.


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