PVFD responds to fake airplane crash scenario in practice drill


April 11, 2024

"Scenario, scenario, scenario. This is only a drill. There has been an airplane crash at the end of the runway," a voice called out from the emergency fire dispatch radio on April 6. "Repeat, this is only a drill."

An emergency drill that occurs once every three years took place Saturday afternoon when members of the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and Search and Rescue simulated a response to an airplane crash at the Petersburg airport runway.

The first unit to the scene is Fire. They put out the fire and extricate people from trapped conditions.

EMS focuses o...

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