University Park Airport to conduct full-scale emergency exercise

University Park, Pa. -- Emergency personnel from Penn State and municipalities throughout the Centre County area will participate in a full-scale emergency response exercise at the University Park Airport from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 27). The airport will be open and operating under a normal schedule during the drill.

The Federal Aviation Administration requires all commercial airports to conduct full-scale, on-site exercises of emergency response plans every three years. The exercise will involve local police and fire departments, emergency medical services, the county HazMat teams and several local, state and federal government and community agencies, along with on-site airport response crews.

Centre County emergency radio dispatchers also will be involved in the exercise.

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Last Updated May 27, 2009