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Great Falls Airport Takes Part In Emergency Drill

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When major airports in large cities like New York and San Francisco can experience disasters, it's important for smaller and remote airports like Great Falls to have an effective plan in place and practice it in case of emergency.  On Thursday morning, the Great Falls International Airport practiced for a potential plane crash scenario.

Preparations aren't a one-time event.  While this practice scenario happens every three years, all facets of emergency response are always getting ready for a potential tragedy.

When executing an exercise of this magnitude, how do you measure your success?  Airport Director John Faulkner said success was determined by learning new way to keep safe and improving on previous drills.

Emergency response doesn't start and end at the airport.  Many regional departments are involved in our community's safety, including fire departments, sheriff's office, the red cross, Benefis, ambulance services, TSA and the air national guard, just to name a few.

So when you fly into or out of Great Falls, know that you're in good hands.

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