Don’t be alarmed if you see some police activity at LA/Ontario International Airport. There is full-scale, simulated aircraft disaster drill currently underway designed to test ONT’s Emergency Response Plan.
Los Angeles World Airprots is required to test the effectiveness of the management plan once every three years.
The simulation is being held in Terminal 1 with more 200 participants from more than 20 organizations. The drill will be over by noon.
This two-hour drill included participation from: LA/ONT Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting, Airport Operations, Airport Police, Airport Maintenance, Public and Community Relations and Emergency Management; Ontario Fire Department; Federal Aviation Administration; National Transportation Safety Board; Transportation Security Administration; American Red Cross, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Customs & Border Protection; and the Ontario City Emergency Management Department.