Bowling Green Fire Department is training for airport emergencies

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – In Bowling Green, airport emergencies don’t happen very often, but when they do firefighters must be prepared to recover a plane crash or put out a blaze.

That’s one of the reason’s that Bowling Green Fire Department is spending three days in training this week at the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport.

As part of the exercise, firefighters practice responding to various emergency scenario, including putting out a controlled burn.

Airport staff, Medical Center Emergency Medical Services, Air Evac and Warren County Emergency Management also participate in the training.

The Fire Department’s public information officer talks about the most common airport emergencies that they prepare for.

 “It could be any number of the things, but most of the time it’s going to be when they crash or have some kind of an issue with their aircraft. We’ve got to be prepared for what type of aircraft it is, how many people might be on board and different things like that,” said MarLee Boenig, Public Information Officer at the Bowling Green Fire Department.

The training is required annually by the Federal Aviation Administration. It’s taking place Monday through Wednesday.