Saturday, September 20, 2008
SOUTH BEND, Ind — The St. Joseph County Airport Authority held a Full Scale Training exercise on 9/20/08 at the South Bend Airport. This was a test of the Airport's Aircraft Rescue, Firefighting, and Emergency response procedures to an aircraft incident. Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical personnel as well as the Red Cross and other social service agencies from the community participated in the exercise along with Airport Authority personnel.
Per F.A.A. requirements, the Airport is mandated to undergo a full scale emergency exercise every three years.
South Bend Airport’s three air carriers provide nonstop flights to nine cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, and Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg with connections world-wide. South Bend Airport’s multi-modal terminal serves over one million air, rail and bus passengers each year. According to the 2012 Economic Impact Report from the Aviation Authority of Indiana, the South Bend Airport's total annual economic impact on South Bend and surrounding communities was in excess of $1.7 billion.
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