Friday, March 13, 2009

Long Beach Airport Full-Scale Triennial Exercise April 24, 2009

Long Beach Airport and the Long Beach Fire Department are sponsoring a full-scale exercise (drill) Friday, April 24, 2009 – 2200 hours (10:00 p.m.). To maintain FAA certification, various emergency response agencies are required to conduct a triennial emergency exercise in which the response and operational readiness can be evaluated and tested. The drill will simulate a 6.4 magnitude earthquake two miles north of the Airport. This is meant to test the initial response of emergency personnel, Airport staff and Airport tenants. A minimum of 100 volunteers are needed for various assignments, including playing an injured person, family member, etc. To participate, volunteers must be at least 18 years old and may be asked to stand and/or walk for up to one hour without rest, in the outdoors. To volunteer, please contact Long Beach Airport Public Affairs Assistant Maricela de Rivera at

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