Kittanning hazmat response drill involved simulated crash, accident scene
KITTANNING — Area residents and motorists traveling along Orr Avenue near Kittanning High School on Tuesday evening need not have been alarmed at an apparent accident scene and subsequent response from multiple fire departments.
It was just a drill.
Vince Cappo, coordinator of the Armstrong County Hazardous Operations Support Team, planned the simulation of a vehicle crash involving a gasoline tanker to check the hazmat response abilities of area firefighters.
The drill included a simulation of victim entrapment and treatment on scene.
Cappo said there are likely to be additional drills planned for next year.
Brigid Beatty is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-543-1303 or email@example.com.
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