Airport emergency disaster drill today

Idaho Falls Regional Airport will hold an emergency disaster drill today.

The drill, which runs from from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will combine several simulated emergency events to test the airport’s emergency response systems. The Federal Aviation Administration requires such drills every three years, according to a city news release.

There will be a simulated fire beginning at 11 a.m. at the southern end of runway 17/35, northeast of Skyline Drive. Smoke grenades will be used in the drill that will test the ability of firefighters to extinguish a blaze within three minutes.

About 40 volunteers from Eastern Idaho Technical College’s nursing program and Dr. Slaughter’s House of Terror, an Idaho Falls haunted house, will participate in the exercise. Many of the pretend victims will be transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.