A practice emergency response exercise will be held at Daytona Beach International Airport Wednesday, according to Volusia County officials. Residents or workers near the airport on Wednesday may hear sirens from emergency vehicles and/or see smoke in the airport area, according to Volusia County spokesperson Michelle Coats. She also noted that emergency vehicles may be seen responding in the airport area during the exercise Wednesday. The exercise is a requirement of the Federal Aviation Administration and tests the preparedness of airport emergency response units. Coats added that Daytona Beach International Airport will be “…open for business as usual during the exercise.”
Drivers in the area of Daytona Beach International Airport may be affected by the training exercise Wednesday afternoon. Traffic on Midway Avenue, Bellevue Extension, Clyde Morris Boulevard and Williamson Boulevard may be interrupted at times to allow emergency vehicles in and out of the airport. Traffic will be coordinated by the Daytona Beach Police Department and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
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