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MEDIA ADVISORY - STEWART INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO HOST MULTI-AGENCY EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL ON SATURDAY, MAY 2

Date: May 01, 2015
Press Release Number: 62-2015

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

Stewart International Airport will host an emergency response drill on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. The exercise, which simulates an aircraft incident, will have no impact on flight operations, but airline passengers and motorists may observe smoke and rescue vehicles in and around the airport.

The Port Authority, in conjunction with the New York Air National Guard and mutual aid services, are conducting the drill to test coordination and enhance response procedures. Drill participants include members of the New York Air National Guard Fire Department, New York State Police, Stewart International Airport and JetBlue Airways staff, U.S. federal law enforcement agencies, and several mutual aid fire departments and EMS.

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