Authorities To Hold Emergency Disaster Exercise Next Week In New Castle

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Yesterday, Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials announced that an emergency disaster exercise will be held at the Wilmington – New Castle Airport (ILG) on Saturday, April 13, 2019 starting at 9:00 a.m. Designated as Operation Blue Skywalker, the emergency exercise is expected to continue through early afternoon and will take place near the junction of Penns Way and Dales Way near the former Boeing Hangar on the north side of the airport.

“This emergency exercise provides a valuable opportunity for airport personnel, first responders, and law enforcement professionals to collectively test rescue procedures, communication, and coordination,” Senior Airports Manager Benjamin Clendaniel, referring to the FAA required exercise that must take place every three years. “Evaluators will then offer their assessment and feedback on what worked well; identify potential challenges; and what, if any, improvements could be made.”

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