Carlsbad airport conducts emergency simulation

CARLSBAD (KUSI) — The McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad was scheduled to conduct a drill Tuesday to test critical first responders, coordination and communication staff on their emergency preparedness.

To simulate an emergency, an active shooter will gain access to the airport and then an aircraft so that agencies can respond. Almost a dozen agencies including the Carlsbad Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation and American Red Cross and 150 volunteers will participate in the drill.

The Federal Aviation Administration requires commercial airports to conduct emergency exercises once every three years.

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