Cal State L.A. Participates in the Burbank Bob Hope Airport Emergency Drill
Over spring break, several students from the CSULA Southwest Chapter of American Association of Airport Executives Student Chapter (SWAAAE) participated in a full scale Emergency Drill at Burbank Bob Hope Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration requires that airports conduct full-scale readiness exercises every three years. The purpose is to assess how prepared the airports are and to fix glitches in procedures before real emergencies occur. The emergency drill involved the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, law enforcement, fire department, and EMT. With the help of the participants, the different agencies were able to prepare and train for a potential future emergency. The scenario for the drill was that two aircraft had a mid-air collision near Burbank airport. One of the aircraft involved was considered severe with many deceased passengers and the other aircraft moderate with a small amount of causalities but many injured or disoriented.
For more information on the Cal State L.A. AAAE student chapter and any of their upcoming events, go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/CSULA-AAAE-Student-Chapter/232131850142782?fref=ts.
Photo courtesy of Eduardo Galvan
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