BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – First responders conducted a large-scale airfield emergency drill at Bismarck Airport on Tuesday afternoon.
The exercise is designed to test the airport’s emergency plan and takes place every three years. More than 100 first responders and rescue workers took part in the exercise.
“Your intention is to practice for what we don’t want, which is a real emergency. But we want to practice so that we can react correctly in an emergency, ”said Tim Thorson, Deputy Airport Director at Bismarck Airport.
The exercise took place in a restricted area, so airport operations continued as usual throughout the exercise.
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