Daytona International Airport To Conduct Disaster Response Readiness Drill

By on October 4, 2017 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – The Daytona Beach International Airport will be testing its disaster response readiness with an emergency drill next week, and traffic may be interrupted near the airport during the drill.

On Friday, October 13, from 7 AM until 1 PM, up to 30 first responders from Volusia County Fire Rescue, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, and Emergency Medical Services will be participating in the test of the airport’s water rescue plan with a functional exercise. The exercise is required by the Federal Aviation Administration, according to Volusia County Community Information.

During the test, a simulated aircraft fuselage will be placed in the south pond of the airport, north of Bellevue Extension near the runway 34 approach area. The staging of the test will begin at 7 AM at gate B25 off the Bellevue Extension.

Residents and businesses could hear sirens and see law enforcement activity in the area, and traffic on the Bellevue Extension may be delayed in order to allow emergency vehicles to enter and leave the area. The airport will be open during this exercise.

For more information, contact Kate Sark at ksark@volusia.org

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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