Another successful emergency drill is in the books at Wilmington-New Castle Airport

  • Source: Delaware 105.9 FM
  • Published: 04/13/2019 04:46 PM

VIDEO: Sirens and controlled chaos were all part of the plan as a collection of federal, state and municipal agencies executed their triennial emergency capacity drill along Route 13, Saturday morning. The Wilmington-New Castle Airport is operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority and they helped oversee the drill that is a practice run for different emergencies that could occur at or around the location. Jim Knightly is the fire chief with the Delaware National Guard's fire crew and was satisfied with the smooth, cohesive work between the agencies during the scenario. "It was a 727-800 that crashed at the [Wilmington-New Castle Airport] with approximately 45 victims on board," said Knightly, who detailed his unit's role in that scenario. "We would roll up with our crash trucks and knock the bulk of the fire out, do initial search and rescue and when Wilmington Manor Fire Company comes in we'd assist them with additional search and rescues, secondary entry into the aircraft for additional victims and triage."


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