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On Thursday, March 18, 2010 beginning at 7:00 pm the Bismarck Airport will conduct a full scale emergency airfield exercise that will test the Bismarck Airport’s Emergency Plan along with the plans of supporting mutual aid agencies should an aircraft accident occur at the Bismarck Airport. The City of Bismarck’s Emergency Operations Plan will also be tested and evaluated during the exercise.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations require Bismarck Airport to conduct a full scale emergency exercise every three years as part of the comprehensive Airport Emergency Plan. The exercise is intended to allow area hospitals, fire, police, and emergency preparedness officials, in conjunction with Airport personnel, to practice their emergency roles in response to a simulated aircraft emergency. The emergency exercise has proven to be a valuable learning tool and excellent training opportunity for all involved.
Citizens should expect to see fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, and other official vehicles engaged in the emergency exercise. The public is cautioned not to be alarmed by this activity as it is only a simulation.