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For Immediate Release
May 9, 2013

Barry J. Centini, (570) 602-2000

Avoca, PA - Barry J. Centini, Airport Director, announced that the Kellogg Fire Training Simulator returns to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport for three days of Intensive Firefighter training, on May 9-11, 2013.

For the 10th year, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport offers this course to our Airport employees and other regional Airports, as well as our area Volunteer Fire Companies that will be called to assist at the Airport in case of an aircraft emergency.

George Bieber, AVP Director - Public Safety, said, "In addition to being used to continually educate our own ARFF Personnel, this course gives us an opportunity to allow our mutual aid fire personnel to work with our ARFF staff on an actual Aircraft simulator."

"This unit actually burns and the fire personnel work in an active fire environment," Bieber continued. "They also receive very intense classroom instruction."

Participants this year include representatives from: Avoca Fire Department, Greater Binghamton Airport, Greenfield Fire Department (near Bradford Regional Airport), Hughestown Fire Department, Reading Regional Airport, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and Williamsport Regional Airport.

About Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport:
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is your gateway to Northeastern Pennsylvania, offering area travelers approximately 38 daily arrivals and departures to seven non-stop destinations, with one-stop service to hundreds of destinations worldwide. Air service is provided by the following airlines: Allegiant (Orlando-Sanford); Delta Connection (Atlanta and Detroit); United (Chicago-O'Hare and Newark); and US Airways Express (Charlotte and Philadelphia). For more information, call 1-877-2FLYAVP (235-9287) or visit our web site at