Emergency Response Drill at the Airport

In the event of an emergency at Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA), seconds count. Every second, every decision, every moment counts. This is why it’s important for emergency responders to practice what they know. 

On Friday, March 24, 2017, at 9am, emergency responders from around the Coastal Bend will converge on the airport to respond to a simulated incident involving a commercial aircraft and a Navy trainer.  Initially, CCIA’s Public Safety officers will be on the scene. They will be joined by CCPD, CCFD, local hospitals, the American Red Cross, and other emergency responders from surrounding communities. 

At CCIA, this live drill is staged every three years to not only practice a real-time emergency response, but also to comply with requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This year, the drill will appear even more realistic with the inclusion of a MAF (mobile aircraft firefighting) unit that will burn during the exercise. 

The media is welcome to come out, although we do ask that you get here by 8:30am.  Media parking will be available around the old Lanmon hangar.  See map below – VIP/Media Parking. Once you arrive, you will be shuttled to the incident site. 

 

Airport Map

For news media: Please confirm your plans to attend with Kim Bridger, Marketing Manager at CCIA at (361) 774-7871 or at kimb@cctexas.com