Thursday, August 13, 2020

Humboldt Airport to Hold Emergency Drill Next Week

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click to enlarge The Humboldt County Dept. of Aviation will be holding live-fire training at the California Redwood Coast – Humboldt County Airport (ACV) on Monday, Aug. 17 - FILE
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  • The Humboldt County Dept. of Aviation will be holding live-fire training at the California Redwood Coast – Humboldt County Airport (ACV) on Monday, Aug. 17
The Humboldt County Dept. 0f Aviation will be holding a fire training emergency drill on Monday, Aug. 17, at the Humboldt County Airport in Mckinleyville.

The training will occur throughout the day from 7 a.m. on Aug. 17 to 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 18.

According to the release, the training will include a mockup of an aircraft fuselage on fire. Several emergency agencies and vehicles may be responding to the simulated aircraft accident at the airport.

If you're near the area during the training you may hear sirens and other noises associated with a typical aircraft emergency response.

Read the full release below.

Humboldt County Airport to hold live emergency drill next week

The Humboldt County-Department of Aviation will be holding live-fire training at the California Redwood Coast – Humboldt County Airport (ACV) on Monday, August 17 at 7:00 AM until Tuesday, August 18 at 4:30 PM. The live-fire training will occur intermittently throughout the day-time hours over this two-day period. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulations require that Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) staff at the ACV Airport conduct this training on an annual basis.

The training will include a mockup of an aircraft fuselage on fire and several emergency agencies and vehicles may be responding to the simulated aircraft accident at the airport. If you are near the airport during the training exercises, you may hear sirens or other loud noises associated with a typical aircraft emergency response.

If you have questions, please contact the Department of Aviation-Administration Office at 707-839-5401.
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