Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Training Exercise Taking Place at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL), Florida

Your HAM radio might crackle today with word of a plane crash at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.

But it’s not a real disaster. It’s a massive training exercise.

More than 200 volunteers and workers are participating in an the exercise. It will test the response of local emergency agencies in a scenario based on a commercial airplane crash (fake, of course).

Agencies including Polk County Fire Rescue, Lakeland Fire Department and Lakeland Police Department will participate in the event scheduled between 8 a.m. and noon today.

County officials warn that radio traffic about injuries and deaths at the airport are part of the exercise. So don’t be alarmed.

The training serves as the airport’s Federal Aviation Authority re-certification.


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