BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — A full-scale emergency response training exercise was being held Tuesday at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, according to officials.
The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority along with numerous local agencies will participate in the two-hour drill, which is required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be conducted every three years to test readiness in case of a real incident, airport spokeswoman Lucy Burghdorf said.READ MORE: Long Beach Man Killed In Fatal Collision
Details about the exercise were not immediately available, but the drill was scheduled to take place on open space north of the FAA control tower and east of the airport’s north-south runway.
A secondary exercise will simultaneously take place on the ramp next to Taxiway D, located at the north-west portion of the Airport.READ MORE: Prop Gun Misfire On Set Of 'Rust,' Starring Alec Baldwin, Kills 1 Person, Wounds Another
Volunteers began reported to the drill site at 6 a.m., where they were given a safety briefing and makeup to simulate a variety of injuries, according to Burghdorf.
As part of the exercise, the airport will be placing a partial aircraft fuselage at the incident site, along with a modest amount of special effects at the beginning of the drill to signal the start of the exercise, she said.MORE NEWS: Port Hueneme Becoming 'Relief Valve' For Congestion At Ports Of LA And Long Beach
Normal flight operations were expected to continue throughout the exercise, Burghdorf said.