The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) is conducting a full-scale disaster exercise on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). Airports are required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct this exercise once every three years.
Over 25 different agencies from Northeast Florida will respond to a simulated aircraft disaster as in a real emergency, including firefighting and rescue equipment, emergency medical services and law enforcement agencies. 80 volunteer role players and an aircraft simulator will also be used for training purposes. This is only an exercise. It is not open to the public.
The airport will remain open during this exercise and airport operations will not be affected. Roadblocks will be in places from 9:45 AM-11:45 AM from Terrell Road to Air Cargo Building 4, (14200 Pecan Park Road).
This exercise provides the hands-on training necessary for airport personnel and local emergency organizations to practice and prepare for a mutual aid response in the event of a major aircraft disaster at JAX.