Mock Disaster Drill At Melbourne Airport Prepares First Responders

By  //  May 8, 2013

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Delicious Digg This Stumble This

Interagency coordination tested

Today's mock incident involved a fuel spill and fire at the airport as more than 100 passengers boarded an aircraft. (IMage for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Today’s mock incident involved a fuel spill and fire at the airport as more than 100 passengers boarded an aircraft. (IMage for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — Brevard County Fire Rescue participated in a mock disaster drill at the Melbourne Airport today.

Interagency coordination was tested during the Federal Aviation Administration's mass casualty exercise. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Interagency coordination was tested during the Federal Aviation Administration’s mass casualty exercise. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

In addition to Brevard County Fire Rescue, the drill included representatives from the airport, airlines, local law enforcement, local fire departments and hospitals.

The drill is particularly important in that first responders must be prepared to protect passengers and the public.

Any multi-agency response requires a great deal of planning and coordination. This interagency coordination was tested during the Federal Aviation Administration’s mass casualty exercise. Today’s mock incident involved a fuel spill and fire at the airport as more than 100 passengers boarded an aircraft.

To add to the reality of the drill, more than 100 volunteers from the community played the roles of victims and family members.


Click here to contribute your news or announcements Free

Leave a Comment