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Airport casualty training exercise takes place today


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Originally Posted Online: Aug. 12, 2014, 6:41 pm
Last Updated: Aug. 12, 2014, 6:54 pm
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By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com

MOLINE — The Quad City International Airport will stage an Airport Mass Casualty Training Exercise this morning.

The airport and area police and fire departments, hospitals, EMT and the American Red Cross will participate in the drill, which starts about 8 a.m.

According to the airport, the Federal Aviation Administration requires the drill be conducted every three years. The last was in 2011.



















 



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