FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2018
Buchanan Field Airport to Simulate and Extinguish Plane Fire
Who: Contra Costa County Airport Operations, ConFire, Contra Costa County Sheriff, Office of Emergency Services and other mutual aid agencies
What: Live fire training exercises for Aircraft Rescue and FireFighter (ARFF) personnel and mutual aid agencies
Where: Buchanan Field Airport, Concord, CA (Westside, near Marsh Drive)
When: Week of October 15th-19th with exercises each day
Buchanan Field Airport is the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Logistic Support Area for rotorcraft in the event of major catastrophic events such as earthquakes or fires in the Bay Area. Cross-training with mutual aid agencies helps us to prepare for ANY emergency situations that Buchanan Field and the surround community may face. Buchanan Field Airport maintains a strong safety record serving a mix of aviation and non-aviation businesses.
About Contra Costa County Public Works Department:
Contra Costa County Public Works Department (CCCPWD) maintains over 660 miles of roads, 150 miles of streams, channels and other drainage and over 200 County buildings throughout Contra Costa County. CCCPWD provides services such as Parks and Recreation, Sand Bag Distribution and Flood Control throughout unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County. CCCPWD operates two airports, Buchanan Air Field in Concord and Byron Air Field in Byron. For more information about CCCPWD, please visit us here.
Contact: Russell Milburn, (925) 348-0750; or Steve Padilla, (925) 723-2382