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San Luis Obispo County Airport Conducts Emergency Drill Federal Aviation Administration Exercise

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — The San Luis Obispo County Airport (SLO County Airport/SBP) will be conducting a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) drill in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. The drill is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

The primary objective of this drill is to test and enhance the emergency response capabilities of the airport in the event of a mass casualty incident. Various agencies and emergency response teams will be participating to ensure a coordinated and effective response.

As part of the drill, members of the public may notice an increased presence of first responders on and around the airport premises. This heightened activity is solely related to the drill and does not indicate any actual emergency. Additionally, there may be simulated smoke and fire visible during the drill. The airport reminds the public that these effects are intentional, and part of the realistic scenario being enacted for training purposes.

“The safety and security of our passengers, employees, and the surrounding region are of paramount importance to SLO County Airport,” states Courtney Johnson, Director of Airports. “Conducting drills such as this allows us to continually evaluate and improve our emergency response procedures to ensure that we are well-prepared to handle any unforeseen circumstances.”

We appreciate the understanding and cooperation of the public during this drill.