Owensboro Airport has a full day of training for emergencies

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – First Responders from across Daviess County prepare for emergencies at Owensboro Daviess County Regional Airport.

Tuesday morning the airport hosted a full-scale exercise on one of their runways.

Fire, police, and EMT’s responded to a simulated plane crash where they tested their security, medical triage, and communications.

Airport officials say the training benefits them and the people flying into our area.

Owensboro Airport Director, Rob Barnett said, “It provides so many benefits for everyone at the airport, even the tenants and the users and the passengers that come in. When we do these things, I think we can say we provide the traveling public a higher level of confidence if something like this happens.”

The training is federally required every three years.

An old plane was borrowed from the Bowling Green Fire Department to be used in today’s training.

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(This story was originally published on October 22, 2019)

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