EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DRILL SCHEDULED
AT ST. PETE-CLEARWATER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT on April 11th
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) will conduct an Emergency Preparedness Drill on Tuesday, April 11th at 8:30 a.m. This is a staged event on Runway 4-22 with aircraft being used for the exercise. The exercise will conclude by 10:30 a.m. with additional emergency exercises and evaluations following.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that all certified commercial service airports conduct a full-scale emergency exercise every three years to assess their emergency response capabilities in the event of an actual air disaster. The drill scenario involves a commercial passenger aircraft experiencing a simulated crash landing on RWY4-22. Please note that Allegiant Air is providing an aircraft for the purposes of this drill. No video or photography of the aircraft is allowed during the drill.
Agencies that may be involved in the exercise include Airport Rescue and Firefighting, Airport Operations, FBI, Allegiant Airlines, 911, FAA Air Traffic Control, Emergency Services (Municipal Fire/EMS), Law Enforcement, Transportation Security Administration, Medical Director’s Office, Office of Emergency Management, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Pinellas County Animal Services, PSTA.