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REDMOND MUNICIPAL AIRPORT DISASTER DRILL TRAINING

Oct-14-2016

Contact: Nicole Jurgensen, Redmond Airport

Phone:   541-948-7618

REDMOND MUNICIPAL AIRPORT DISASTER DRILL TRAINING 8:30 A.M., OCTOBER 14, 2016

Redmond, OR – The Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) will conduct a full response disaster drill for training purposes. The disaster drill will be held on RDM property inside the airfield fence and is not open to the public.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires airports, of RDM’s size, to conduct realistic commercial passenger aircraft disaster training drills once every three years.  Approximately 80 participants will act as passengers with a wide variety of challenges including fires, realistic mock injuries and potentially wet weather which emergency personnel, RDM staff, air carrier representative and partner agencies will be responding to.

RDM has coordinated with regional partners to practice, learn and prepare together including: Redmond Fire and Rescue, Black Butte Ranch Fire Department, Bend Fire Department, Sisters – Camp Sherman Fire District, St. Charles Health Care systems including Redmond, Prineville and Bend, St. Charles Family Care in Redmond, Bend Memorial Clinic in Redmond, Redmond Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office including Search and Rescue (SAR), Deschutes County Public Health, Deschutes County 911, Deschutes County Public Health, Oregon Health Authority, COCC Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Students, Life Flight and Air Link and local media.

Media members are welcome to participate, it is not a public event. Media interested in attending will need to park in the RDM Vendor/ Cargo parking area.  Traci Cooper, with Redmond Fire and Rescue, will escort you in your vehicles to the disaster drill location at 8:45 A.M.  This is an outdoor event that may last one or more hours, dressing for the weather and sturdy footwear is recommended.  Media is welcome to, but is not required to attend the duration.  On the day of the disaster drill media may contact Traci Cooper, Redmond Fire & Rescue, 541-948-7888 or Nicole Jurgensen, Redmond Municipal Airport, 541-948-7618 for assistance. 

The Redmond Municipal Airport (Roberts Field - RDM) is the aviation gateway to Central Oregon. Owned and operated by the City of Redmond, the airport offers a full range of general and commercial aviation services.  RDM