Disaster drill to be conducted at DIA on Monday

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DENVER – A massive emergency drill will test Colorado’s readiness during a disaster. The exercise is meant to keep you and your family safe.

Hundreds of first responders will converge on Denver International Airport for a mass disaster exercise Monday.

Last year’s drill simulated a massive tornado that touched down in southern Wyoming. Monday’s exercise will again be a major test of how first responders get injured victims to safety.

The mock emergency will include the setup and operation of a federal command center, medical triage and transport of patients to metro-area hospitals with helicopters and ambulances.

“You never know until you actually go through a drill where your real holes in your operation or what you’re really prepared to do, what your capabilities are,” said Mick Krantz, PSL director of risk management.

The exercise will last through the afternoon.