On Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Pitt-Greenville Airport (PGV) will conduct a live disaster drill on the airport grounds. The exercise, required by Federal Aviation Administration regulations, will involve a number of emergency response organizations, including: Pitt County Emergency Management, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville Police Department (GPD), Greenville Fire/Rescue, Staton House Fire Department, Vidant Hospital, The American Red Cross, the Transportation Security Administration, and additional surrounding fire and EMS departments as needed. The exercise scenario will center on a simulated passenger plane crash, with multiple casualties and at least one fatality.
There are no scheduled passenger flights during the time of the exercise, and no major impacts are expected to the regular commercial activities of PGV. However, surrounding community members and passersby should expect to see emergency response vehicles operating in and around the airport campus during that period. GPD will establish and maintain traffic control checkpoints at all entrances to PGV for the duration of the exercise.