ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — If you have seen any flames at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport recently, don’t fret because it’s only a drill.
The airport is wrapping up its rescue and firefighting burn training in order to make sure the facility’s public safety officers are ready for any situation.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires public safety officers to complete this training at least once a year to be recertified, but the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport holds the drills twice a year to make sure its employees are as prepared as possible.
To complete the recertification training, the airport’s officers are required to drive a fire truck and put out a fuel fire.
All of these drills are meant to help public safety officers strengthen their muscle memory so they can respond to real emergencies as efficiently as possible.