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Tulsa Airport conducts emergency response drill

Posted at 5:50 AM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 12:21:13-04

TULSA — Almost 20 agencies will come together Monday morning for a large-scale emergency response drill at the airport.

The Tulsa International Airport hosts a training every three years as required by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The scenario for the drill was that a plane collided with a car on the runway and there were mass casualties.

People posing as victims were carried off the plane and laid on the runway with cards explaining their injuries.

In the past, the training has simulated a tornado hitting the airport and planes colliding.

Tulsa Police and Fire, Oklahoma Emergency Management, Tulsa Tech, Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office and American Red Cross are a few of the agencies participating.

"Each first responder organization has their own set of goals and responsibilities within our emergency plan," Tim Hammer, emergency manager for the Tulsa International Airport, said.

He said they have been planning for today for the last year.

The training lasted about two hours.

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