Meadville Tribune

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October 26, 2013

Emergency crews to take part in mock helicopter crash

TITUSVILLE — A simulated helicopter crash with multiple injuries will bring public safety agencies together from Crawford and Venango counties on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Titusville Airport. Prior to the full-scale exercise, an eight-hour course taught today through Butler County Community College in Airport emergency response will take place at the airport.

Titusville Airport is owned by the City of Titusville is located in Cherrytree Township, Venango County. Over the past several months an emergency operations plan was created and reviewed by the airport authority and public safety agency chief officers. The drill will allow emergency responders to practice the plan.

A metal framed helicopter simulator with propane will be lit on fire and used to teach firefighters how to rescue victims and extinguish aviation fuel fires. Funding to conduct this exercise is through the Northwest Pennsylvania Emergency Response Group, which allocates Federal Homeland Security funding.

“This is a great opportunity to put into practice what both counties would do if there was an aircraft accident at the Titusville Airport,” said Thomas P. Sherman, Venango County Emergency Management Agency director.

“Located in a remote area just outside of south eastern Crawford County, how we respond to an aircraft accident at this airport is quite different then how we respond to other airports,” said Allen W. Clark, Crawford County Emergency Management Agency director.

Participating in the exercise will be the Titusville Fire Department, Hydetown Volunteer Fire Department, Cherrytree Volunteer Fire Department, Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department, EMERGYCARE, Townville Emergency Medical Service, Titusville police, Pennsylvania State Police, U.S. Air Force Civil Air Patrol, Titusville Airport Authority, Crawford Area Amateur Radio Operators and Crawford and Venango County Emergency Management Agency and 9-1-1 communication centers.

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