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Posted on: October 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Live Fire Training Exercises at Buchanan Field Airport in Concord

October 20, 2022

Buchanan Field Airport to Simulate and Extinguish Plane Fire  

Who:      Contra Costa County Airport Operations

What:    Live fire training exercises for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighter (ARFF) personnel

Where:  Buchanan Field Airport, Concord, CA (Westside, near Marsh Drive)

When:  Tuesday, October 25th- Friday, October 28th with exercises each day



Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting training helps Airport Operations to prepare for ANY emergency situations that Buchanan Field and the surrounding community may face. It is an annual requirement for ARFF personnel to maintain the Federal Aviation Administration certification for Buchanan Field. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these exercises, please contact Buchanan Field Airport at 844-FLY-ToUs (844-359-8687). 

About Buchanan Field Airport:

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. Buchanan Field Airport is operated and maintained without the use of County General Funds and contributes over $4 million annually back to the County General Fund, local schools, and to other public entities from associated possessory interest and sales tax.

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 150 County buildings throughout Contra Costa County. CCCPWD provides services such as Parks and Recreation, Sandbag Distribution and Flood Control throughout unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County.  CCCPWD operates two airports, Buchanan Field Airport in Concord, and Byron Airport in Byron. For more information about CCCPWD, please visit us at  

Contact: Russell Milburn, (925) 348-0750



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