First responders, civilians participate in airport drill
FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Fla. (WSVN) -- Emergency responders participated in a disaster drill Wednesday.
The Broward County Aviation Department set up a fake plane crash with 30 volunteers acting as victims to help prepare for the worst.
First responders were required to identify injured passengers and determine who needed medical attention first. More than 100 people participated, from fire rescue to law enforcement, to try and make this disaster drill as realistic as possible.
One volunteer said she had a special task to challenge first responders as a victim. "The way that I'm just speaking Spanish to everybody, it's good for them to know that they need to learn different ways on how to approach people because they just speak English and people don't understand sometimes, and I think it's a great idea that they make us speak our own language," Isabella Bohorquez said.
These disaster drills are done every three years and had no impact on travelers.
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