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Volunteers needed for Hagerstown airport emergency drill in October

Hagerstown Regional Airport is calling for volunteers to participate in a full-scale simulated aircraft emergency disaster exercise on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This exercise aims to evaluate and enhance the emergency response capabilities of HGR’s emergency agencies.

Volunteers will play a vital role by assisting in role-playing as injured passengers.

The exercise presents an excellent opportunity for various organizations to rigorously test their emergency action plans.

Volunteers will have the chance to engage with the county’s first responders, including Fire & Rescue, Meritus Health, and several support organizations.

It is noteworthy that Hagerstown Regional Airport conducts a full-scale simulated emergency drill once every three years to ensure preparedness and readiness.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, and no prior experience is necessary. Be aware that clothes may incur damage during the drill; therefore, we recommend dressing accordingly. Snacks and refreshments will be provided to all volunteers.

To register as a volunteer, go to

Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the safety and security of our community. Join us in this crucial exercise to test and strengthen our emergency response capabilities.