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By Michaela Friedrich
Cheney Free Press 

Spokane International Airport stages emergency evacuation


Last updated 6/30/2022 at 2:07pm

Michaela Friedrich

Paramedics and firefighters helping a "victim" of the simulated aircraft incident.

AIRWAY HEIGHTS-The Spokane International Airport (SIA) hosted a full-scale emergency exercise on Wednesday, June 22, required every three years by the Federal Aviation Administration.

SIA Director of Marketing and Public Affairs Todd Woodward said the event's objective is to provide the airport's Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Department and other first responders a "refresher course" on what to do and protocols for working with external agencies in case of an actual emergency.

"Today, we're simulating an aircraft mass casualty incident," Woodward said. "We have participants that can be e...

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