BLOOMINGTON — A drill involving an aircraft incident on the airfield will test emergency services Saturday at Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington.
The simulation from 9 a.m. to noon will test the overall response from the first responders, hospitals, airport personnel, security, aid agencies and others. The airport is required by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct a full-scale emergency drill implementing its Airport Emergency Plan every three years.
The drill staged by the airport and the McLean County Disaster Council will involve: American Red Cross of the Heartland, McLean County Health Department, U.S. Transportation Security Administration, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Bloomington Fire Department, Normal Fire Department, LeRoy Emergency Ambulance Service, Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, Civil Air Patrol, McLean County Sheriff’s Department, McLean County Area EMS, Heartland Community College and Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority.
There will be more than 50 volunteers participating in the simulation.