JIA to hold mock mass casualty event Wednesday Drill designed to simulate aircraft crash to hone skills of responders, staff

October 18, 2011
By Jeff Brumley

A mass casualty drill will be held at Jacksonville International Airport on Wednesday, an airport spokesman said.

The exercise will begin at 9 a.m. and is designed to test every facet of response needed to handle an aircraft crash, said Michael Stewart, a spokesman for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority.

In addition to testing the skills of emergency responders, who will douse a fire in a mock aircraft fuselage brought in from Mayport Naval station, the drill will include airline and airport staff members responding to inquiries from passenger family members and media inquiries.

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