For more information:
Katie Spillman, PR Counsel
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
(850) 224‑0174 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport to Conduct FAA Required Live Emergency Drill Exercise
Regional emergency response agencies to join ECP personnel in exercising procedures needed in the event of a real emergency
[PANAMA CITY, Fla., February 25, 2020] – The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
will conduct an FAA required Live Emergency Drill Exercise on Friday, February 28, 2020.
Emergency response agencies from Bay County, Panama City, Panama City Beach, Lynn
Haven, Bay County E.M.S., Red Cross, Salvation Army, and other nearby emergency response
agencies will join Airport personnel in exercising procedures needed in the event of an actual
The increased level of activity by emergency vehicles at the Airport should not alarm air
travelers, residents, employees, customers, or other members of the public in the area of the
The Drill is designed to meet FAA requirements without delaying or disrupting normal operations
at the Airport. Airline arrivals, departures, and other services offered at the Airport will continue
Preparation for the Drill will begin around 6 a.m. with the Drill commencing at approximately 9
a.m. Airport officials anticipate Drill completion by noon.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Parker McClellan, Executive Director
(850) 636‑8950 x 205
Mr. Richard McConnell, Deputy Executive Director
(850) 636‑8950 x 203
About Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) offers some of the region’s lowest average airfares and is located less than 30 minutes from Panama City Beach, Panama City and the beaches of South Walton. Today, with service from American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines, ECP provides daily flights to worldwide destinations, including nonstop flights to Atlanta (ATL), Austin (AUS) Baltimore (BWI), Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (MDW/ORD), Columbus (CMH), Dallas (DAL/DFW), Denver (DEN), Houston (HOU/IAH), Kansas City (MCI), Nashville (BNA), St. Louis (STL) and Washington DC (DCI). The first international airport to be built in more than a decade, ECP provides Northwest Florida communities with first-class facilities and was strategically developed for major economic development opportunities. ECP is the gateway to visitors seeking Northwest Florida’s famous beaches.