Port Authority Runs Emergency Drill at King Airport

Emergency responders take part in a drill at the Cyril E. King Airport. (VIPA photo)
Emergency responders take part in a drill at the Cyril E. King Airport. (VIPA photo)

First responders from across St. Thomas participated in a mock disaster drill Tuesday at Cyril E. King Airport, testing the strengths and weaknesses of disaster planning.

The drill is conducted to test the viability of the airport’s emergency response plan, the roles and responsibilities of mutual aid partners, response times, available resources and inter-operability.

It is a requirement to maintain the airport’s certification under Federal Aviation Administration regulations, according to VIPA.

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