Syracuse Hancock Airport conducting emergency drills this weekend

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If you see a plane on fire this weekend, no need to panic. 

The Syracuse Hancock International Airport will host a full-scale emergency response drill on Saturday, Aug. 18. 

The purpose of the drill, required by the FAA every three years, is to exercise the airport’s emergency plan, bringing together support and resources from the airlines, TSA, various local law enforcement agencies and fire departments, Air Traffic Control (ATC), the Red Cross and other first responders and mutual aid organizations.

While the first responders are attending to the incident out on the airfield, airport management, airline managers, and various other key individuals will be in the airport’s Emergency Response Center. 

The public and passengers may notice additional emergency response traffic, law enforcement presence and approximately 75 volunteers that will play the role of victims during the drill. 

In preparation for the drill on Saturday, the airport’s Rescue and Firefighting division will be out performing live fire training throughout the week, so flames and smoke may be visible from the airport 

In preparation for the drill on Saturday, the airport’s Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) division will be out performing live fire training throughout the week, so flames and smoke may be visible from the airport during this time. 

Click here for more information on the airport. 
 

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