A mock airplane emergency training scenario will be held in Danbury today. The mock drill will include simulated smoke and foam application in the general vicinity of The Danbury Municipal Airport Runway 35 on Miry Brook Road.
The drill will be carried out by the Fire Department, Airport Administration, Airport Control Tower personnel, Police Department, Emergency Medical Services, and Western Connecticut 911 Center. The training will focus on familiarization of Danbury Municipal Airport, along with strategies, tactics, communications and unified command.
Fire Department Training Officer Steven Rogers says they want firefighting personnel ready to safely respond to aircraft emergencies with a focus on the safety of the traveling public, airport personnel, stabilizing the emergency, property preservation and protecting the environment.
Danbury Fire Department has traditionally trained at Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts, practicing on engine fires, engine debris fires and ground pit fires, with temperatures exceeding 1200 degrees.