Airport Response Drill
Posted on 04/01/2019
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April 1, 2019

Casey Boatman, Airport Business Coordinator, 425-430-7478; 206-947-2164 (cell)
Preeti Shridhar, City of Renton Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

Renton Municipal Airport to host Emergency Response Drill

FAA-encouraged drill will test emergency response systems

WHAT: A multi-agency, full-scale disaster response training drill at Renton Municipal Airport involving multiple agencies at the local and federal levels.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) encourages airports to test emergency response systems in coordination with local emergency service providers every three years to improve mutual aid efforts between airport emergency workers and local organizations.

During the drill, the airport’s runway and taxiways will be closed, but can be re-opened if an emergency arises. Additionally, Taxiway A3 is currently closed and will remain closed until after the completion of the exercise on Thursday, April 4.

WHO: Renton Municipal Airport in conjunction with the City of Renton, Renton Police Department, Renton Regional Fire Authority, Valley Communications (9-1-1 services), and other local and federal agencies.

WHERE: Renton Municipal Airport, 616 West Perimeter Road, Renton, WA 98057

WHEN: Tuesday to Thursday, April 2 to April 4, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

MEDIA ACCESS: Interested media are welcome, but access to the exercise area is restricted to a media staging area. Contact Casey Boatman, Renton Municipal Airport Business Coordinator, at 206-947-2164 for information.

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