First responders simulate a plane crash at Portland Jetport for a training exercise

A large-scale emergency drill simulating a plane crash was held this morning at Portland Jetport. First responders from several authorities took part in a training exercise that simulated how they would react to a plane crash on the tarmac. The Portland and South Portland firefighters were joined by 75 volunteers, including students from the University of New England who played the role of airplane passengers. “Like me, as a nurse, I really need to take care of it and do a really good job in the future,” says Danielle Allaire, a nursing student at UNE. “I can let you know where you are. re at. ”Officials say the exercise will help test and evaluate their current emergency response measures. “This ability to get out and actually use the skills and knowledge you have in response to an accident is critical to muscle memory and very useful for businesses,” said David Petruccelli, Portland deputy chief of fire for three years Federal Aviation Administration.

A large-scale emergency drill simulating a plane crash was held this morning at Portland Jetport.

First responders from several authorities took part in a training exercise that simulated how they would react to a plane crash on the tarmac.

The Portland and South Portland firefighters were joined by 75 volunteers, including students from the University of New England who played the role of airplane passengers.

“Like me, as a nurse, I really need to take care of it and do a really good job in the future,” says Danielle Allaire, a nursing student at UNE. “I can let you know where you are. again at.”

Officials say the exercise will help test and evaluate their current emergency response measures.

“This opportunity to get out and actually use the skills and knowledge you have in response to an accident is critical to muscle memory and very useful for businesses,” said David Petruccelli, deputy chief fire officer, Portland.

The training exercise is mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration every three years.