(3/27/19) The Monroe Regional Airport and first responders teamed up for their triennial disaster drill earlier today
The Monroe Police and Fire Departments, along with EMS, holds the drill to simulate an emergency.
The drill used a city bus to represent a recently crashed airplane full of volunteer ‘victims’ in make up.
Their goal is to keep their life-saving skills sharp in case of a real emergency.
“It’s important in the event that there is an airplane crash or any other emergency that all the first responder agencies are able to respond in a timely manner. We do it probably once a year, but we’re required to do it once every three years,” said MRA Manager Ron Phillips.
The next drill hasn’t been scheduled yet, but Phillips says such drills do not disrupt normal airport operations.