Aircraft for Emergency Response Training
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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Just days after Fox Valley Technical College made history by breaking ground on a one-of-kind Public Safety Training Center at the Outagamie County Regional Airport from passing a public referendum in April, the college received a large donation that would only fit on airport property!
A Boeing 727-200F aircraft from FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), was officially turned over to FVTC during a special ceremony on October 30 at the Outagamie County Regional Airport. College officials joined airport personnel and FedEx representatives to celebrate the generous donation to the college.
“As we retire this 727 from our fleet, we are proud to give back to the aviation community,” said David Sutton, managing director of Aircraft Acquisition and Sales for FedEx. “The donation of this aircraft by FedEx is just one example of the many ways we support educational endeavors, reflecting the community spirit shared by all FedEx employees in the communities where we live and work.”
FVTC, a nationwide leader in many areas of public safety training, plans to use the aircraft as a prop for its simulation exercises at the new 93,000 square-foot Public Safety Training Center, which is scheduled to open in early 2015.
Some of these tactical training opportunities as a result of the aircraft will include:
• Dealing with disruptive and dangerous passengers
• Managing a hostage crisis
• Performing search and rescue in a simulated crash or fire
• Providing aid to a passenger or crew member who may be experiencing a heart attack or other related medical emergency, and more.
FVTC's Boeing 727 aircraft, donated by FedEx Express