Emergency personnel take part in simulated drill at Penticton Airport

Airport emergency simulation

If you noticed smoke, sirens or emergency vehicles at Penticton Airport Thursday morning, don’t be alarmed. Emergency personnel took part in a drill which involved simulating a plane crash on the north end of the runway.

Airport emergency simulation

Members of the Penticton Fire Department, RCMP and BC Ambulance responded to the scene, in which firefighters hosed down the smoking “aircraft” (actually a tour bus). Air Cadets and civilians emerged from the “plane” as injured passengers, to be treated by paramedics.

Airport emergency simulation

If this situation required an evacuation order or alert, Penticton residents would receive emergency text message notifications. Sign up today to enter your cell phone number to receive text message notifications during an emergency.

Airport emergency simulation
Airport emergency simulation

 

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