FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will hold a drill to test emergency preparedness and response.
In collaboration with various stakeholders, FLL will conduct active threat training known as Operation Nightingale.
Training will start at 11pm on Thursday and is expected to end at 3am on Friday.
Operation Nightingale is a Federal Emergency Management Agency compliance exercise for mass casualties. It is expected to take place mainly in Terminal 1’s Concourse A and part of the car rental center.
Organizers said organizing law enforcement, fire brigade and medical transport will also be involved in the outlying areas of the airport, including along the curb, airport and perimeter roads.
The exercise shows fictitious but realistic scenarios. Volunteers will be located in a cordoned off area of Concourse A and perform in a variety of roles.
Organizers said the purpose of the exercise is to train and familiarize airport workers with FLL’s emergency and preparedness procedures in conjunction with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement and Fire Rescue Divisions.
Operartion Nightingale is the third active attacker/active shooter training conducted by FLL in recent years.
The exercise is not expected to affect travelers or motorists arriving or departing from the airport.
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