Training exercise held at Mitchell International Airport

Earlier this morning several fire departments and other agencies worked on a training exercise with a plane fire.

They're also worked a mock emergency landing.

This is a drill they practice every two years.

And it works like a diagnostic test-- each agency that takes part, gets a grade.

What they score sets the training schedule for the next year or so.

With some of the disasters we've seen around the world in recent years, the procedures are changing for all airports.

“Our emergency procedures are constantly evolving, it's important to test and make sure things are working well, especially in a larger scale, We have a lot of mutual aide partners from surrounding communities, fire departments from different areas," said Ryan McAdams.

Airport officials say hundreds of volunteers work to make this as real and life like as possible. 

Share this article: