Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 7, 2017

Port Authority to conduct Emergency Response Exercise at Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday, September 9 From 9am – 1pm

 There will be no impact on flight operations, but airline passengers and motorists may notice simulated smoke and numerous emergency vehicles in and around the airport.

The Port Authority is advising aviation passengers and motorists of an emergency response full-scale exercise at Newark Liberty International Airport from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 9.  The exercise will not delay flight operations, but the public may notice simulated smoke and numerous emergency vehicles as part of the exercise. 

The exercise will test the airport’s emergency plan for mutual aid response, enabling airport personnel and local emergency response organizations to train together and validate response procedures.

The exercise will include members of the Port Authority along with federal, state, local and airline partners.

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