TRB conducted a webinar on August 19, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that featured research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) that provides managers, airport operators, and emergency planners with effective ways to thoroughly prepare for events that are disruptive to normal airport operations.
View the recorded webinar
Airport operators and planners are faced with many challenges when an emergency situation occurs that will disrupt normal airport operations, including customer core needs and safety. The importance of including irregular operations (IROPS) events as well as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) events when developing and evaluating airport emergency plans (AEPs) is essential, as are effective communication systems to provide for regional assistance during such emergencies. The presentations in this webinar will highlight the following ACRP reports that address these issues:
Hollis Stambaugh, HS Management Consulting, will present the results of ACRP Report 12: An Airport Guide for Regional Emergency Planning for CBRNE Events
. Hollis will present the details that airports should cover in their hazard and threat assessments and in their AEPs and Annexes so that responses to significant incidents can be thoroughly and accurately planned. She will also discuss the special issues involving terrorist use of CBRNE materials targeted to airports, and the mutual aid that would have to be drawn from beyond the immediate locale.
Rose Agnew, Aviation Innovation, will present ACRP Report 65: Guidebook for Airport Irregular Operations (IROPS) Contingency Planning
. Stephanie will highlight features in the guidebook that will assist commercial passenger service airports of all sizes to develop, continually evaluate, and update their contingency plans for procedures pertaining to IROPS that may cause significant disruptions to customers.
Frank Barich and David Jividen, Barich Inc., will present the ACRP Report 88: Integrating GIS in Emergency Management at Airports
, soon to be released. Frank will present recently published research that outlines the capabilities of GIS with respect to emergency management; examines the benefits, costs, and challenges associated with integrating GIS into emergency management planning for airports and their mutual aid partners; and provides guidance on implementation and use of GIS to support emergency management.
Moderated by: Allen Parra, ADP Airport Consulting, LLC
The first 60 minutes of the webinar is for presentations and the final 30 minutes is reserved for audience questions.
- To learn how to thoroughly plan for CBRNE events with use of regional mutual aid.
- To train how to develop and evaluate contingency plans for effective procedures pertaining to IROPS.
- To understand how GIS can be used effectively to support emergency management operations.
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This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar.
Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives:
The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is making 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available for A.A.E. If you are an A.A.E. and would like to apply for CEUs for this webinar, visit www.aaae.org/ceu
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Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu
This Summary Last Modified On: 8/20/2013