Long Beach Airport Prepares For April 20th Emergency Response Training
2012-04-17 · By Editor
The Long Beach Airport (LGB) and numerous agencies and stakeholders will test inter-agency communications and response capabilities during an emergency response training exercise on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 11:00 am at LGB.
“The purpose of the drill is to exercise and evaluate the Airport’s emergency response procedures. The process includes not only a mock disaster site, but also activation of several phases of the Airport’s emergency functionality,” said Airport Director Mario Rodriguez.
The Airport will continue in normal operation throughout the exercise, which will take place near the north side of the airfield (Taxiway A) off Cover Street and last about two hours. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires a full on-site exercise once every three years.
Drill participants will also include: Long Beach Fire, Police and Public Works Departments, Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross, Los Angeles County Coroner, St. Mary Medical Center, Bowers Ambulance, California Air National Guard, Transportation Security Administration, FBI, JetBlue Airways, U.S. Air, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Boeing, FAA, Gulfstream, and UPS.
The drill scenario calls for a simulation of an aircraft incident with mass casualties. Volunteers will play the role of victims needing attention at the scene. The California Air National Guard is providing a C-130 Aircraft for the drill.