Pittsburgh International Airport

EMERGENCY OFFICIALS TO CONDUCT ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING EXERCISE SEPT. 13

EMERGENCY OFFICIALS TO CONDUCT ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING EXERCISE SEPT. 13

PITTSBURGH – About 100 law enforcement officials, airport emergency responders and employees, and civilian volunteers will conduct an active shooter training exercise on Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Concourse C, the International Arrivals area and on the airfield near C gates at Pittsburgh International Airport.
 
The exercise will include the firing of blank cartridges by trained personnel. Civilian volunteers will play the role of victims in the scenario and may be seen evacuating the terminal.
 
The exercise will be closed to the public and media. Signs and messages inside the terminal will be posted, and incoming aircraft notified that a drill is in progress.

“Due to incidents that continue to occur in and around public facilities, we must ensure that our employees and partners are properly trained and ready to respond no matter what or where the situation,” said Brian Colella, Senior Vice President of Public Safety and Airport Operations.
 
Normal airport operations will not be affected by the exercise, and provisions have been made to ensure the ability to respond to an actual emergency should it occur during that time.
 
About Allegheny County Airport Authority:
 
Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to increasing air service, improving customer service and inspiring growth in the Pittsburgh region. Its 2016 Annual Report detailing growth and improved financial position can be found at www.flypittsburgh.com/AR16.
 
Pittsburgh International Airport serves more than 8 million passengers annually on 16 carriers. During the past two years, the airport has increased its nonstop destinations more than 80 percent to include 68 airports. Air Transport World named Pittsburgh International its 2017 Airport of the Year. Travel + Leisure has again named Pittsburgh International a Top 10 Domestic Airport in 2017. In addition, TripAdvisor ranked Pittsburgh International Airport a Travelers’ Choice Favorite for Shopping in 2016.