QUAD CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WILL HOLD FULL SCALE DISASTER EXERCISE ON TUESDAY AUGUST 9, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Catherine Rochau   
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 11:40

What: “APEX ’11” (APEX stands for Airport Exercise)  
Airport Mass Casualty Training Exercise  

Who: Quad City International Airport and supporting area mutual aid agencies-  including American Red Cross of the Quad Cities, local area hospitals, and area EMT’s, to name a few.    

When: Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 8:00 a.m. prompt 
 (7:00 a.m. media arrival required at the site to participate)  

Where: Quad City International Airport-South Side  
Former John Deere Hangar Location, off of Indian Bluff Road  

Media interested in conducting interviews or taking photos of the drill should call 
Mike Swanson at (309) 757-1750 or e-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

Why: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that an Airport Mass Casualty Training Exercise is conducted every three years. The last exercise was held in 2008.  

History: A simulated air crash is designed to prepare the Quad City International Airport and area mutual aid disaster and support agencies for a real air disaster. The drill enhances the working relationship between all parties, including the airport, local area fire and law enforcement departments, hospitals, disaster services agencies, and many others. 

Other: The airport is still looking for volunteer “victims” to participate in the drill. Participants will be assigned a role to play as a crash victim. Please contact Mike Swanson if you are interested. Please allow a few hours to participate fully in the exercise. You will be asked to arrive at approximately 6:30 a.m. for moulage.  

Lunch will be provided upon the conclusion of the event.  

(Note: The public is not invited to this exercise unless they are participating as a volunteer victim.)  

 

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