Photo Gallery: Emergency Drill at Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport

Federal officials require airports to test themselves every three years. In a drill conducted Saturday, the Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport passed with “flying” colors.

“It’s important so that we know if we have any deficiencies in our action plans, or if we find better ways to do things, by doing the drills, it’s always better to find out on a planned exercise than when an emergency actually occurs,” says airport manager, Dawn Veatch.

First-responders from across the Lower Shore participated.  An accident scenario tested how well victims could be extracted from an airplane, treated and taken to an Emergency Center.

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