News Releases

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Pocatello Regional Airport to Host Simulated Crash Drill


Practice makes perfect and this week, Pocatello Regional Airport, along with a number of other agencies and organizations, will be preparing for the worst. Wednesday, September 28 at 10:30 a.m. airport staff along with the Pocatello Police and Fire Departments, SkyWest Airlines and Serco Management Services, Inc. with the help of the students and staff at Idaho State University and Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25 will take part in a drill to test the response to a plane crash at the airport. “A crash is something we hope never happens but we have to be prepared,” said David Allen, Pocatello Regional Airport Manager. “There’s no better way to do that than a live drill. It’s an opportunity to share ideas, see what works, and identify areas for improvement.” For the exercise, Idaho State University students will be dressing School District #25 students in fake injuries. Meanwhile, additional groups of School District #25 students will play the role of the media, as well as family and friends at the airport who would have been greeting the arriving passengers. “We’d like to thank everyone for their participation and help in holding this exercise,” Allen said. The drill fulfills the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) requirement that the airport hold a live exercise once every three years. The FAA also requires the airport to hold a table-top simulation once every year.

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in News Releases


Paving Slated for Johnny Creek Road

Posted on: July 28, 2017

Splash Dances Return June 22

Posted on: June 20, 2017

Zoo Idaho Welcomes New Badger

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Zoo-4-Tots Schedule Set at Zoo Idaho

Posted on: April 24, 2017

Sewer Jetting Begins This Week

Posted on: April 11, 2017

Zoo Idaho Sounds Call for Volunteers

Posted on: April 6, 2017

Cemetery Cleanup Begins April 3

Posted on: March 23, 2017

Flores Slated to be Next Mayor for a Day

Posted on: February 7, 2017
Pocatello Police Dept.

Scam Alert - Two Scams Plaguing Area

Posted on: January 30, 2017

City Prepares for Rain on Snow Event

Posted on: January 6, 2017
Marshall Public Library

“The Nerds” Reboots as Coding Club

Posted on: January 6, 2017
Pocatello Regional Transit Tour of Lights

Tour of Lights Set for Dec. 15 and 16

Posted on: December 5, 2016
Brady Chapel Pocatello

Brady Chapel to Open for Veterans Day

Posted on: November 4, 2016
Pocatello Police

Shop with a Cop Fundraiser Today

Posted on: September 30, 2016
Pocatello Fire Canda Dimick

Dimick Named Volunteer of the Year

Posted on: September 21, 2016
Marshall Public Library

Human Library Returns during Kind Week 2016

Posted on: September 13, 2016
Splash Dance for Dogs

Splash Dance for Dogs Returns September 17

Posted on: September 9, 2016
Pocatello Arts Council

Pocatello Arts Council to Debut Sculptures

Posted on: September 2, 2016