THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

Press Release Article


MULTI-AGENCY EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL PLANNED FOR APRIL 14 AT STEWART INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Date: Apr 13, 2012
Press Release Number: 50-2012

NO IMPACT ON OPERATIONS

A simulated fire response drill will be conducted at Stewart International Airport Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to review and implement the facility’s emergency response plans. The airport will remain open for operations, though the public may see smoke and rescue vehicles if they are at or near the airport. The drill is closed to the media.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will coordinate with the National Guard and the local fire departments in carrying out the exercise.

CONTACT:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Justine Karp, 212 435-7777

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which does not receive tax dollars from either state, operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. This includes John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Port Authority-Port Jersey Marine Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.