Airport to hold emergency exercise
Nov 9, 2010 9:13:00 PM - thestate.com
The Columbia Metropolitan Airport will conduct an airport emergency plan exercise beginning at 9:30 a.m. today.
Called Airsafe 2010, the exercise will take place near Metropolitan Boulevard, which is in the airports industrial park between Platt Springs and Old Barnwell roads.
The public should be aware that this is a practice drill and should not be alarmed if they see or hear emergency vehicles near the airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration requires that commercial airports conduct an exercise to test the effectiveness of their airport emergency plans. Columbia Metropolitan Airport conducts these exercises every two years.
The exercise will be a joint effort between the airport and surrounding agencies.
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