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Posted on: October 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Buchanan Field Airport to Simulate and Extinguish Plane Fire

October 1, 2019, Concord, CA – Buchanan Field Airport plans to hold live fire training exercises the week of October 7-11, 2019. The exercises include Contra Costa County Airport Operations, ConFire, Contra Costa County Sheriff, Office of Emergency Services and other mutual aid agencies. Residents should contact Buchanan Field Airport at (844) 359-8687 with any questions. PLEASE DO NOT CALL 911 RELATED TO THESE LIVE FIRE TRAINING EXERCISES.

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 Buchanan Field Airport prepare for any emergencies that Buchanan Field and the surrounding 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

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