SBRA To Conduct Emergency Exercise

The Sierra Blanca Regional Airport, which is owned by the Village of Ruidoso, will be conducting a full-scale emergency exercise on Tuesday, April 5 in an effort to comply with FAA regulations. This exercise will test the airport's abilities to handle an aircraft emergency while coordinating a response and communications effort with mutual aid partners around Lincoln County.

The exercise will include pyrotechnics, smoke, actors portraying casualties from the emergency, friends and family of the injured, media personnel covering the story, emergency vehicles responding to the airport, and support organizations arriving to assist as they would all do in a real-life scenario.

The following organizations will be taking part in the exercise and will be receiving their own required certifications: 

  • Sierra Blanca Regional Airport Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Department
  • Ruidoso Fire Department
  • Ruidoso Police Department
  • Village of Ruidoso Public Information Officer
  • Bonito Volunteer Fire Department
  • Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department
  • Lincoln County Office of Emergency Services
  • Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services
  • Lincoln County Medical Center
  • Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
  • Lincoln County On-Scene Support Team
  • New Mexico State Police
  • New Mexico Department of Homeland Security
  • New Mexico Red Cross
  • New Mexico HAM Radio Operators