Simulated plane crash tests area first responders
Longview — The blood, lacerations broken bones and bits of metal embedded in their bodies weren’t real, but emergency crews responded as if they were.
About 150 local and state and first responders leapt into action as part of a federally mandated disaster drill Wednesday at East Texas Regional Airport. It’s a once-every-three years necessity to be sure that, if the disaster were real, the response would be adequate.
“What you are doing is exercising your airport emergency plan, your fire response times and your mutual aid,” said airport Director Roy Miller.
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