WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Just a day after one person was killed and several others were injured during a shooting at LAX Friday, Jefferson County's first responders were preparing for the possibility of a mass causality incident at their airport.
Twenty-five volunteers pretended to be injured in the drill. The volunteers were pulled from a bus meant to simulate an airplane that had slid off the runway. They were then brought to a fire safety building at the airport, where injured people would be treated if an accident were to happen.
Jefferson County's Director of Fire and Emergency Management says the drills help keep responders on their toes and teaches them how to address different situations.
"The airport creates unique topics that we have to deal with out here. Those topics are things such as where you can drive, where you can't drive out here in the airport. Where a bunch of hazards are out here," said Joe Plummer, Jefferson County's Director of Fire and Emergency Management.
The drill also serves to satisfy the county's FAA requirements.