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Paine Field – Snohomish County Airport to host full-scale emergency drill

EVERETT, Wash., May 10, 2022 – Paine Field – Snohomish County Airport will conduct a full-scale emergency drill on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m..

WHAT: Full-scale airport emergency exercise required by the FAA

WHEN: Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 10 a.m. to noon

OR: Paine Field Fire Department, 10630 36th Pl W., Everett

The exercise will simulate an actual plane crash and will involve the coordination of various agencies, including airport staff and firefighters, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Airport Unit, the Department of Management Snohomish County Emergency Department, area hospitals, Everett Fire Mutual Aid Units, Mukilteo Fire, South Snohomish Fire and Snohomish Regional Fire; ambulances from AMR and Northwestern Ambulance, SNO911 Dispatch Center, Alaska Airlines, American Red Cross Northwestern Branch, Granite Falls High School Theater Program and various federal agencies.

To achieve a high level of realism, the emergency drill will include the use of smoke around the airport’s Boeing 727 trainer aircraft. Numerous emergency vehicles, including fire engines and ambulances, will also be visible near the exercise area, along with volunteers in makeup to simulate injuries.

No operational delays or impact on the traveling public are anticipated.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations require airports with commercial service to conduct full-scale emergency drills every three years, with annual tabletop drills in off-peak years. This exercise will have a slightly reduced scope compared to previous years due to COVID-19 protocols.

About Paine Field

Paine Field is a unique airport, driving the region’s economy, boasting the newest commercial airport terminal in Washington State and home to more than 550 aircraft, including small single-engine recreational aircraft, jets, and more. , vintage warbirds and brand-new Boeing aircraft. Paine Field’s private commercial terminal serves a dozen Western destinations. Located approximately 30 miles north of downtown Seattle, the airport offers high quality aviation facilities including an FAA tower, Cat 1 ILS, Part 139 certification, FBO services and good access to Seattle, Bellevue and Redmond.

The economic impact of the airport is estimated at more than 158,000 jobs (more than 46,000 direct) and a production of nearly 60 billion dollars per year.