Kalamazoo airport practices emergency procedures

The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport conducted an emergency drill starting on Friday (5-21-21).

Area police, fire and emergency agencies converged on the airport to practice procedures necessary in the event of an actual emergency.

It was part of a drill to support the requirements to exercise the Airport Emergency Plan every three years, according to Anton Bjorkman, assistant director of Operations and Maintenance at the airport.

All facets of the airport’s safety, security, maintenance and operations personnel participated. Bjorkman said the airport relies heavily on mutual aid partnerships and public safety departments from Kalamazoo and Portage, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department, area fire departments, medical control and emergency medical units and the American Red Cross.

The exercise took place at the south of the passenger terminal.

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