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"Billings Logan International Airport to conduct active shootertraining Wednesday"


Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Billings Logan International Airport to conduct active shooter training Wednesday

By Dustin Klemann

KTVQ TV Ch 2 (CBS), Billings (MT)



BILLINGS - Law enforcement and airport officials will conduct active shooter training on Wednesday at the Billings Logan International Airport.


Shane Ketterling, Assistant Director of Aviation and Transit, said the exercise will take place in the baggage claim area at 10 a.m.


The airport will remain open, but the public is not invited to attend. Due to security issues and execution of the training, details of exactly how the exercise will be conducted won't be revealed.


Ketterling said it is a requirement that airport officials and emergency responders train for a catastrophic event. Usually training is the response of a plane crash.


After the Fort Lauderdale shooting in the airport's baggage claim in January, Ketterling said being prepared for an active shooter situation is a must for local law enforcement and airport staff.


Officials chose to conduct the exercise from 10 to 11:30 a.m. as the terminal is fairly quiet. No inbound flights are scheduled during that time.


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