Airport Drill Will Test Region’s Disaster Response Capacity
For two hours on Tuesday morning, October 4th, the Northern Colorado Regional Airport will be the scene of a simulated commercial airplane crash. First responders from six Northern Colorado agencies will demonstrate their ability to save lives in the aftermath.
Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, the Loveland Police Department, and Thompson Valley Emergency Services will join by crews from Poudre Fire Authority, Windsor-Severance Fire Protection District, and Front Range Fire Authority in responding to the scene of a simulated crash of a commercial aircraft and resulting fire southeast of the airport’s main runway. The airport staff and medical staff at Medical Center of the Rockies will also participate.
The drill satisfies a Federal Aviation Administration requirement.
The public may attend but parking is on a first come first served basis.