Event Registration

Event Registration

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for our full-scale, mass casualty emergency preparedness exercise held at the Huntington Tri-State Aiport on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 from 8 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m.  Please register by completing the form below. 






Huntington, W.Va., :  Huntington Tri-State Airport is conducting their triennial Full-Scale, Mass Casualty Preparedness Exercise (emergency simulation) as required by the Federal Aviation Administration.  The event date has been set for Saturday, May 21, 2022 and will run from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m.   This event is held rain or shine. Volunteers are asked to report by 8:00 a.m. in order to provide adequate time to prepare for the exercise. Volunteers can register at https://tristateairport.com/.

“This simulation is a very important part of our operations here at Huntington Tri-State.  We are committed to safety in every aspect of our organization and this exercise allows us to perfect our skills and procedures.  We’re looking forward to a great event,” said Brent Brown, Executive Director of the Huntington Tri-State Airport.

The purpose of this exercise is to test and evaluate emergency response plans of the Huntington Tri-State Airport, first response emergency services, hospitals, community non-profits, and other local emergency preparedness organizations in the event of a major disaster (aircraft, natural or otherwise).

Volunteers play a significant role in ensuring the success of an event by creating a “realistic” exercise environment.  Although the details of the scenario cannot be disclosed, efforts are now underway to recruit 50 volunteer actors to portray accident victims. These individuals will simulate injured aircraft passengers. Please register at https://tristateairport.com/. A firm commitment is requested when registering for this exercise; however, if you find that you will not be able to participate, we ask that you contact Ashley Draper, Volunteer Coordinator (adraper@tristateairport.com) to withdraw.

Volunteers are to report to the Army National Guard Armory on Booth Road off of Rt. 75 at 8:00 a.m. and follow the signs for volunteer parking. Inside, all volunteers must sign in and receive their assignments, volunteer briefings, and safety instructions. Transportation to the exercise field will be provided.

Due to the exercise being outside and regardless of temperature and rain or shine, volunteers should dress for the weather. Volunteers are required to wear long pants and closed toe shoes. (No sandals or flip flops)

Exercise play begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. Through the day, “victims” will be triaged and some will be transported to simulated field hospitals.  At the conclusion of the exercise, all volunteers will be returned to the Armory parking area where they will check-out with the Volunteer Coordinator and be released.