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September 15, 2017 12:18EVV News, Press Releases
Evansville Regional Airport
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2017
Evansville, Ind. – Evansville Regional Airport will conduct its federally mandated Triennial Exercise in partnership with local, state and federal agencies today at 1 p.m. The drill, in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) regulations that require all commercial airports to facilitate once every three years, aims to test emergency management systems in a controlled, stress environment. Airport staff and area agencies will work together to deploy resources that exhibit proficiencies in communication, coordination and response.
“The planned, collaborative effort exercises our emergency response procedures in a simulated real-life atmosphere and continues ensuring the highest levels of safety at our airport,” said Nate Hahn, EVV Director of Operations and Maintenance. “Our team trains daily to prepare for multiple situations pertaining to their roles and responsibilities at the airport, and collaborative drills such as these are essential to prepare for events that could require the aid of our mutual partners.”
In addition to EVV’s operations and safety teams, Hahn said more than 25 local responding agencies and organizations will participate in the exercise, including multiple supporting law enforcement and fire departments, emergency management systems, government and nonprofit agencies and local hospitals.
Hahn said the airport appreciates the partnerships and involvement of all airport, agency and organization personnel, including their many months of planning in preparation for the drill.
This year, more than 200 participants, including nursing student volunteers from area universities, will take part in the exercise.
The simulated drill, facilitated on one of EVV’s runways and out of site from the public, will not impact scheduled airline flight operations or vehicle traffic on area roads. The public and travelling passengers should be advised this is a scheduled drill; the public and other non-drill personnel are not allowed at the practice site.
About Evansville Regional Airport Evansville Regional Airport is served by American Airlines, Delta and United, connecting passengers to hundreds of competitive-priced domestic and international destinations daily via direct flights to five top-rated hub cities – Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas and Detroit, and by Allegiant, offering low-cost, nonstop flights to Orlando/Sanford. Evansville Regional Airport generates more than $900 million in economic benefits annually, per the Economic Survey completed by the Aviation Association of Indiana in 2012. For more information, visit flyevv.com www.facebook.com/EVVairport www.twitter.com/FlyEVV.