Full-scale emergency training exercise set for today

at Brunswick Golden Isles Airport

By Terry Dickson Tue, Mar 10, 2015 @ 12:45 pm

BRUNSWICK, GA. | There will be smoke, flames and most likely sirens and flashing lights Wednesday morning at the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, but there will be no cause for alarm, the county airport commission said.
The Glynn County Airport Commission will join local emergency service agencies in conducting the full-scale emergency training exercise that will simulate an “actual aviation-related event,’’ the airport commission said.
The event, which in the past has been a simulated plane crash, meets an FAA requirement for full-scale emergency response exercises every three years, the airport commission said.
Those passing on Glynco Parkway may see fire and smoke from a controlled burn and possibly fire and rescue units with flashing lights and sirens responding, the airport commission said.
Traffic may be affected along Glynco Parkway but for no more than a few minutes.
“We are glad to take this opportunity to see where we might be able to improve our procedures,’’ said Robert Burr, executive director of the airport commission.
“This is a great opportunity to work with our first responders and community agencies. The more training we all have, the more prepared we will be if something does happen,’’ Burr said.
Participating agencies are: Glynn County Airport Commission, ExpressJet, Glynn County government, the Glynn Emergency Management Agency, Glynn County fire and police departments, Defensive Aspects Group, the county coroner; Southeast Georgia Health System, the American Red Cross and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

*****************************************
California Aviation Alliance: Airport News List E-mail
Sent by AviaEd@AIM.com – Lorena de Rodriguez on behalf of CAA subscribers. Add your comments to these stories realtime online at https://aviaed.wordpress.com/.

Advertisements