First responders test their skills at airport disaster drill - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

First responders test their skills at airport disaster drill

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Emergency vehicles rushed to Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport Thursday morning as part of a Triennial Airport Disaster Drill.

Every three years, the FAA evaluates the airport's response procedures during the drill. The last one was hosted in May 2011.

Multiple agencies responded to a fake plane crash, which had about 200 volunteers pose as victims. They were assigned a specific injury and asked to play the part.

Director of Aviation Kelly Campbell said even though the scenario was fake, they still take the drill very seriously.

"It's more of an opportunity for these departments to get together and, of course, go through the whole emergency plan," she said, "but then afterwards, talk about what could've been done differently, and better."

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