Emergency preparedness drills held at YSU and Youngstown Air Reserve

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Youngstown State University and the 910th Airlift Wing, both are participating in separate drills today to make sure they are prepared for specific emergencies.

During the drill at YSU, Nursing students will be conducting a mock anthrax contamination scare.  The drill will include 93 junior-level students, who will learn how to properly distribute antibiotics in case of a real emergency.

The school is holding the drill in partnership with the Mahoning County Health Department so it can provide medication to its employees and their families, instead of them waiting in line at open units run by the county.

The event will happen in Cushwa Hall from 8:15 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

The 910th airlift wing is hosting a anti-hijacking exercise at the Air Reserve Station. The scenario will consist of fake terrorists hijacking a passenger aircraft taking off from the Youngstown Regional Airport, and after negotiations fail, the terrorists detonate a bomb, setting the “plane” (staged bus) on fire.

Local police and firefighters will be taking part along with personnel from the Air Force Reserve.

The drill is a requirement of the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Mel Robbins Main Area Middle

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