|Rescue Units at Ginger - a Fed Ex donated 727|
Assistant Chief Bill Major said, “we are not only testing the fire response, the law enforcement response, we are testing the emergency operations center, and the airlines. American Airlines is our sponsor, and they’re going to be working as if an incident occurred with their plane, and we are testing the public information part of it.”
|NFTA Commissioner Downey with faux wounds|
This year’s scenario imagined an aircraft landing at the BNIA in adverse weather and making contact with an airfield service vehicle. The exercise tested the Airport’s Emergency Plan, and provided valuable practice for the Airport Rescue Fire Fighting Unit, NFTA Transit Police, Airport Airfield and Terminal Operations, multiple first response emergency responders from the Towns of Cheektowaga, Amherst, City of Buffalo, Erie County Emergency Services and Sheriff's Department, State Police, TSA, FBI and AMR. Twin City Ambulance and Mercy Flight also participated.
|Mustering in the station house|