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No.: 12-2555
Contact: Margaret Tyler, (907)266-2694,

Airport Police and Fire to Conduct Triennial Mass Casualty Exercise

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport advises that the Airport Police and Fire Department will be conducting an FAA required triennial exercise on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The scenario-based exercise will include emergency apparatus responding on and around the airport. Area residents are to be advised that smoke may be visible and sirens audible during the exercise. The exercise will not impact regular operations at the airport.

The Anchorage Airport Police and Fire Department is actively recruiting volunteers to act as victims during this exercise. For more information on the drill and to learn more about volunteering, contact Sergeant Darcey Perry at 907-266-2580 or Eland Conway, Airport Operations Officer at 907-266-2600. Questions can also be sent via email:

The Airport Police and Fire Department employs over 60 people, including certified officers and administrative staff. Anchorage Airport Police officers receive certification as state police officers after completion of statutorily mandated requirements through the Alaska Police Standards Council. Prior to receiving certification, each officer must pass a rigorous hiring process, complete the Alaska State Trooper Police Academy, complete qualifications as outlined by the Alaska Police Standards Council, and fulfill department mandated field training programs. In addition, all officers are cross-trained as state firefighters.

The mission of the Airport Police and Fire Department is to “Protect life and property by providing professional police, firefighting, and emergency medical services. We dedicate ourselves to the Alaskan community through Honor, Courage, and Integrity.” 

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) oversees 254 airports, 11 ferries serving 35 communities, 5,700 miles of highway and 660 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of DOT&PF is to “Get Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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