First responders conduct disaster training exercise at Pocatello airport

  • Source: East Idaho News
  • Published: 09/22/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Roughly a dozen Idaho State University students lay strewn about along the side of a Pocatello Regional Airport runway on Tuesday. One of the students circled a bus carrying several other students shouting, “where’s my baby.” The students were actors, playing the roles of injured passengers at the scene of an airplane crash — the bus was playing the role of the downed airplane. “The FAA requires commercial air service airports to do these drills every three years, so that’s what took place today,” said Alan Evans, the airport manager. The simulation involved members of the Pocatello Fire Department, Pocatello Police Department, Power County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police, Portneuf Medical Center and the airport itself. For around an hour, the actors were attended to by EMS and firefighters, and treated for simulated injuries.


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