Alert: Triennial training exercise of simulated disaster to be held Oct. 19 at Hilo Airport
A triennial training exercise that will test response to a simulated disaster scenario will be held at Hilo Airport on Oct. 19, from approximately 9 a.m. through 12 p.m., according to the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation.
The exercise tests the airport’s personnel response procedures and capabilities outlined in the Airport Emergency Plan during a disaster.
Emergency vehicles and personnel, including the Hawaiʻi Fire Department, may be seen moving about the airport. As part of the training exercise, there will be a simulated aircraft crash and manikins used to portray victims.
Electronic message boards will be placed to inform the public that this is only an exercise. It will be held on an alternate runway. There will be no impact to flights into or out of the airport.