Get ready to see a lot of activity at the Greater
Rochester International Airport Saturday. Hundreds will participate in an
emergency drill Saturday.
It will be quite a scene out Saturday with more than 100 volunteer victims, dozens of first responders and of course flashing lights. However, the airport wants to remind passengers it's just a drill so don't panic.
Airport officials will post signs along nearby roadways and inside the airport to remind people they are performing a drill.
The exercise will simulate a plane accident. Volunteers will wear make up to look like severly injured or deceased passengers.
Airport staff will have to respond to the emergency and effectively work alongside local police, EMS, firefighters and even hospitals.
"We can learn what our abilities are," Director of Aviation Michael Giardino said. "Am I training my staff to respond? Am I reaching out to the partners that I need to reach out to, to help me deal with those situations."
The airport warns this drill will probably last most of the day. Preparation for the drill begins at about 8 am and ends at about 4 pm.