Sedona, Az — In a recent November meeting between Sedona Airport and Sedona Fire District senior leadership, the first steps have been taken to formalize an Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) for the Sedona Airport. Although the FAA does not require airports with Sedona’s volume and type of traffic to have such a published plan, recent improvements such as our new state-of-the-art fuel farm and increased jet traffic in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic makes it prudent to have such a plan in place.
The AEP will integrate the Airport’s Response Team, the Sedona Fire District, local law enforcement, emergency healthcare and other agencies as necessary to efficiently respond to anticipated incidents. The plan will use the National Incident Management System (NIMS) adopted by Federal and State Emergency Management Agencies as well as first responders.
Once complete, the AEP will become the basis for actual response as well as tabletop or full-scale exercises between all appropriate responding agencies. In the past, the airport has provided regular space for first responder driver training and annual aircraft familiarization of aircraft commonly using the airfield.
Airport Director, Ed Rose stated: “The collaborative effort between the Sedona Airport and Sedona Fire District on an Airport Emergency Plan will better educate and prepare first responders and other agencies for aircraft emergency incidents.”
Fire Marshal, Dori Booth stated, “The commitment of SOCAA to emergency preparedness, planning, and training is a welcomed collaboration to improve the overall readiness of the airport, first responders, and other community partners for an emergency event on the airport mesa. We look forward to continued collaboration on planning, training, and events with the SOCAA team.”
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Ed Rose: 928-440-2514/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dori Booth: 928-204-8926 / email@example.com
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