Off-Airport Aircraft Disaster Exercise Scheduled


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
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Dec. 8, 2003

 

Off-Airport Aircraft Disaster Exercise Scheduled

A tabletop emergency preparedness exercise will be held at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy, 4600 West Ox Road, Fairfax, on Friday, Dec. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon. The off-airport aircraft disaster exercise, hosted by the Fairfax County Emergency Management Office, is designed to improve preparation and readiness capabilities for local emergency responders and the Fairfax County Emergency Operations Center in dealing with a catastrophic commercial airliner crash that results in mass casualties and fatalities, as well as significant damage to critical infrastructure.

The program begins with welcome remarks and a presentation. The exercise formally begins at 10 a.m.

The exercise will serve as a forum to validate response plans and procedures, to identify resource needs, and most importantly to enhance relationships between county emergency response agencies and surrounding county, state and federal response agencies.

Approximately 100 emergency responders, government officials and airline industry representatives are expected to attend. Organizers expect participation from all levels of government to include representatives from surrounding jurisdictions.

Members of the media are invited to attend the exercise. Please bring your press credentials with you to ease the registration process. For more information, call Gerald Jaskulski in the Emergency Management Office at 703-324-2362, TTY 711.

 

 

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