As the New Year kicks off, it never hurts to be prepared.
MoDOT is helping first responders with some preparation for 2010 by sponsoring training for those who would most likely be the first on the scene for an aircraft crash or other airport emergency.
Participants learn techniques specific to aircraft emergencies. They learn vital information about aircraft, such as where to turn off electrical equipment and the location of the aircraft fuel tanks.
The training is funded through a State Aviation Trust Fund grant administered by MoDOT and is free of charge to participants.
Additional classes are coming up for the winter months, so emergency responders in your area can be prepared.