Press Release Article


Date: Mar 27, 2014
Press Release Number: 65-2014

Exercise will have no impact on flight operations, but airline passengers and motorists may notice numerous emergency vehicles in and around the airport

The Port Authority is advising aviation passengers and motorists that an emergency response exercise will be held at JFK International Airport from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. The exercise will not delay flight operations, but the public may notice numerous emergency vehicles as part of the exercise.

Saturday's exercise will test the airport's emergency plan for mutual aid response, enabling airport personnel and local emergency organizations to train together and validate response procedures. The exercise will include members of the Port Authority Police Department along with federal, state, local and airline partners.

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