Idaho Falls Airport Conducts Emergency Drill
(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — The Idaho Falls Regional Airport conducted an emergency drill on Wednesday. Airport staff was joined by the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Police Department for the drill. Air Idaho and Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center also took part in the drill with “injured” volunteers being transported to the hospital to complete the exercise.
Teton Stage Lines, American Fabrication, and Aeromark also contributed to the drill. About 40 volunteers from Dr. Slaughter’s served as “victims” and students from the Eastern Idaho Technical College Nursing Program participated in the drill. The “victims” were wearing makeup to simulate injuries that the medical personnel had to diagnose and treat on scene.
The Federal Aviation Administration requires the airport to conduct a mass casualty drill every three years.
Listen to Dylan Carder’s interview with Brent Dees, Security Coordinator, Idaho Falls Regional Airport as it aired Wednesday on Idaho’s Midday News with Jolyn Thomas.