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  • Phone: 970-328-2680
    Fax: 970-328-2687

    Eagle County Regional Airport
    P.O. Box 850
    Eagle, Colorado 81631

    Physical Address:
    219 Eldon Wilson Road
    Gypsum, Colorado 81637  

Airport seeking volunteers for emergency exercise

Contact: Kaitlin Buchholz, Airport Intern,, 970-328-3404 

Sept. 18, 2017 – The Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) will conduct a full-scale emergency exercise next month and is seeking volunteer participants to help test the capabilities of first responders.

The exercise will take place between 8 a.m. and noon on Oct 18. Volunteers will be asked to serve as injured passengers, friends and/or family members of passengers, witnesses to the event and other roles as part of the drill.  

Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age. Those under 18 must have a parent or guardian’s written permission to participate. Lunch and a small gift will be provided for all volunteers. 

The airport is required to test its Airport Emergency Plan through a full-scale disaster drill every three years to meet Federal Aviation Administration requirements. The purpose of the exercise is to test and evaluate emergency response times, incident command structure and communications, the airport’s Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting capabilities and mutual-aid support from other agencies. The exercise will include participation from over 20 local emergency response organizations from throughout the area.

Those interested in volunteering can email or call the airport at 970-328-2680.