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Horry County to Host MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise

Conway, South Carolina – The Myrtle Beach International Airport will host a public safety exercise called MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. The exercise will take place in and around the airport property as well as the Myrtle Beach General Aviation Terminal.
 
The MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise is a full-scale exercise designed to train and assess the airport’s ability to respond to a mass casualty/fatality incident and to coordinate and integrate multi-agency and multi-discipline assets from local, state and federal agencies that would likely provide support and assistance in a large scale incident. Participating agencies include the following: Horry County Department of Airports, Horry County Emergency Management, Horry County Police, Horry County Fire/Rescue, Horry County E911 Dispatch, Horry County Sheriff’s Office, Horry County Coroner’s Office, Myrtle Beach Fire Department, and Myrtle Beach Police Department. 
 
The public will see an influx of public safety vehicles and personnel in and around the airport.  The exercise will not impact the public’s day-to-day operations at the airport or access in those locations. 
 
The scenario for the exercise is a commercial airliner crashing on approach to Myrtle Beach International Airport. There will be numerous casualties and fatalities. The debris field will be contained entirely within the security fence at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. The exercise will take place in the first 24-hours after the crash.   The community should be advised there is no need for concern.
 
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all FAR Part 139 airports to conduct a full-scale emergency exercise every three-years and tabletop exercise every year to maintain the response effectiveness of each agency involved. This exercise will satisfy the triennial requirement.  
 
For more information regarding MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise, please call the Horry County Department of Airports at (843) 353-1431.
 



Horry County MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise Cancelled

Conway, South Carolina – The Myrtle Beach International Airport public safety exercise (MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise) scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2016, has been cancelled due to the Hurricane Matthew.  The exercise will be rescheduled at a later date yet to be determined. 
 
For more information, please contact the Horry County Department of Airports at (843) 448-1580.
 



Horry County to Host MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise

Conway, South Carolina – The Myrtle Beach International Airport will host a public safety exercise called MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise on Saturday, October 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The exercise will take place in and around the airport property as well as the Myrtle Beach General Aviation Terminal.

MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise is a full-scale exercise designed to train and assess the airport’s ability to respond to a mass casualty/ fatality incident and to coordinate and integrate multi-agency and multi-discipline assets from local, state and federal agencies that would likely provide support and assistance in a large scale incident. Participating agencies include the following: Horry County Department of Airports, Horry County Emergency Management, Horry County Police, Horry County Fire/Rescue, Horry County E911 Dispatch, Horry County Sheriff’s Office, Horry County Coroner’s Office, Myrtle Beach Fire Department, and Myrtle Beach Police Department.

The public will see an influx of public safety vehicles and personnel in and around the airport.  The exercise will not impact the public’s day-to-day operations at the airport or access in those locations.

The scenario for the exercise is a commercial airliner crashing on approach to Myrtle Beach International Airport. There will be numerous casualties and fatalities. The debris field encompasses an area in both Horry and Georgetown Counties. The exercise will take place in the first 24-hours after the crash.   The community should be advised there is no need for concern.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all FAR Part 139 airports to conduct a full-scale emergency exercise every three-years and tabletop exercise every other year to maintain the response effectiveness of each agency involved. This exercise will satisfy the triennial requirement. 

For more information regarding MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise, please call the Horry County Department of Airports at (843) 448-1580.



Horry County to Host Operation Coastal Response 2014

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Emergency Management will host a public safety exercise called Operation Coastal Response 2014 on Saturday, February 1, 2014. The exercise will take place in and around the Bucksport Marina in Horry County, Sandy Island and the Wacca Wache Marina in Georgetown County.

Operation Coastal Response 2014 is a full-scale exercise designed to train and assess Horry and Georgetown Counties’ ability to respond to a mass casualty/ fatality incident and to coordinate and integrate multi-agency and multi-discipline assets from local, state and federal agencies that would likely provide support and assistance in a large scale incident. Participating agencies include the following: Myrtle Beach International Airport, Horry County Emergency Management, Horry County Police, Horry County Fire/Rescue, Horry County E911 Dispatch, Horry County Sheriff’s Office, Horry County Coroner’s Office, Horry County Public Works, Horry County Public Information and Horry County Communications, Georgetown County Emergency Management, Georgetown County Fire/EMS, Georgetown Sheriff’s Office, Georgetown County School District, Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Department, Midway Fire/Rescue, U.S. Coast Guard, SC Army National Guard, SC Emergency Management, SC Department of Health & Environmental Control, the American Red Cross, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Conway Hospital, Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Waccamaw Community Hospital, McLeod Loris Hospital, and McLeod Seacoast Hospital.

Missions will mainly take place around the Bucksport Marina, Wacca Wache Marina, and the surrounding bodies of water. The public will see an influx of public safety and military vehicles and personnel in and around those marinas as well as military helicopters beginning on Friday, January 31, through Saturday, February 1. The exercise will not impact the public’s day-to-day operations and access in those locations.

The scenario for the exercise is a commercial airliner crashing on approach to Myrtle Beach International Airport. There will be numerous casualties and fatalities. The debris field encompasses an area in both Horry and Georgetown Counties. The exercise will take place in the first 24-hours after the crash.

For more information regarding Operation Coastal Response 2014, please call Horry County Emergency Management at (843) 915-5150.


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