A full-scale aircraft disaster exercise involving the Helena Regional Airport, airlines and disaster response teams from the Helena area will take place 6 p.m. Thursday at the airport, officials said.
Terminal area of the Helena Regional Airport.
Helena Regional Airport
This exercise meets Federal Aviation Administration requirements to do such emergency drills every three years, an airport official said. The exercise will not affect any flights and the airport will remain in operation.
Sign points to the Helena Regional Airport.
Phil Drake, Independent Record
There will be many emergency response vehicles and a simulated fire at the Rocky Mountain Emergency Services Fire Training Center at the airport, officials said.
Jeff Wadekamper, airport director, notes in an email that air transportation remains one of the safest forms of travel. He said the drill ensures the airport and its Helena-area partners are “continually prepared” to protect lives and property.
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