Santa Barbara Airport Emergency Plan
updated: Oct 02, 2013, 8:04 PM
A full-scale disaster exercise of the Santa Barbara Airport Emergency Plan will
take place Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 9:00am to 11:00am. The purpose of the
exercise is for local emergency organizations to gain practice and preparedness
for a mutual aid response in the event of a major aircraft disaster. Agencies
participating in this year's drill include:
City of Santa Barbara - Airport Department
City of Santa Barbara - Police and Fire Departments and Office of Emergency
Santa Barbara County - Fire, Sheriff, Coroner's and Office of Emergency
Santa Barbara County - Public Health Department
Federal Aviation Administration?
Federal Bureau of Investigation ?
Transportation Security Administration?
American Medical Response?
American Red Cross?
American Eagle Airlines?
Signature Flight Support? ?
UCSB - Campus Police, Transportation, and Office of Emergency Services
Santa Barbara City College - EMT students medical emergency role-playing
Metropolitan Transit District - Loan of bus to simulate a commercial aircraft
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
Please note that the mock scenario for this exercise will involve a certain
amount of smoke from the airfield area northwest of the main runway. The smoke
may be seen by those traveling on Hollister Avenue between Aero Camino and Los
Carneros Road. The live exercise will be conducted in compliance with Federal
Aviation Administration requirements.
The Santa Barbara Airport maintains an emergency plan outlining response
procedures and agencies that must effectively respond to and manage emergency
situations that occur on Airport property. Federal law requires that this plan
be tested via a simulated incident every three years.
Media is invited to observe the drill and their vehicles may be parked on Cecil
Cook Place. A representative from the City of Santa Barbara Fire Department will
provide background information, briefings as the scenario unfolds, and answer
questions. Members of the media will be escorted to the simulated crash scene to
cover the disaster exercise. This is an opportunity for the media to learn
first-hand how local emergency organizations would respond to an aircraft
disaster at the Airport.
The Santa Barbara Airport is owned and operated by the City of Santa Barbara.
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