Dozens of agencies respond to mock drill at airport

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Dozens of emergency agencies rushed to the Yakima Airport today to respond to a mock disaster.

It's all to prepare them for the real thing.

Police, fire and even military vehicles responded to a mock plane crash and other scenarios.

We caught up with a volunteer who played a news reporter. She said those involved were not told before hand what the actual emergency was.

"We had an airport worker who didn't even know what was going on. So he came out in a panic, heard a plane crashed, didn't know what was going on. So it's good to keep the communication and community connected," said Cassandra Arellano.

You might remember Action News covered a real emergency landing last winter.
Officials responded with out a problem.