ITH Plans for Potential Emergencies

The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport conducted its required Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Table Top Meeting last Friday, October 14th. A “Table Top” is a meeting to discuss a simulated emergency situation. The FAA requires the airport to conduct such training throughout the calendar year to keep our Part 139 Certification current. Our certification allows us to have regular schedule commercial aircraft fly in and out of ITH.



At a Table Top Meeting/Exercise, ITH and various community agencies discuss the actions they would take in a particular emergency, and sometimes test their emergency plan in an informal, low-stress environment.



More than fifty people from varies agency attended this four hour training exercise this year. The agencies that attended our 2016 meeting were:

  • ITH Airport Administration
  • ITH Airport Fire Fighters
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Cayuga Medical Center
  • Ithaca Fire Department
  • Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response
  • Tompkins County Public Information
  • Cornell Emergency Management
  • Cayuga Heights Fire Department
  • Bangs Ambulance
  • Red Cross
  • New York State Police
  • Cornell Police
  • Tompkins County Health Department
  • New York State Office of Emergency Management
  • Dryden Fire Department
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • Varna Fire Department
  • Cornell Treasury
  • Freeville Fire Department
  • Tompkins County 911

A special thanks to all our partners to make this training a huge success.






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