Tampa International Airport and local emergency responders conducted a full-scale emergency exercise Thursday. The exercise simulated an aircraft crash and was intended to evaluate the effectiveness of the community’s ability to respond to it. The exercise included more than 150 Hillsborough Community College students acting as injured passengers on the airport ramp. An airport rescue and firefighting vehicle practiced extinguishing a simulated aircraft fire and a mock triage operation was set up to drill Hillsborough County and Tampa Fire Rescue workers on those procedures.
From staff reports