mineta san jose international airport

SJC Hangar Transformed into Makeshift Disaster Zone for a Day

A hangar at Mineta San Jose International Airport transformed into a makeshift disaster zone on Monday during a drill for emergency preparedness.

This year, emergency crews and airport employees, with the help of several volunteers, practiced responding to a large aircraft crash and fire resulting in multiple casualties.

In all, 115 people participated, including Cabrillo College nursing student Katherin Brenner.

“I’m imagining that I’m going to be learning a lot about triage,” Brenner said.

The airport conducts these disaster drills once every three years in order to evaluate whether or not emergency response methods need to be improved.

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