SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

Los Angeles World Airports

November 04, 2009 20:32 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Los Angeles International Airport Breaks Ground on New Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Facility

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) -

WHAT:        Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa will be joined by
             officials from City Council, federal aviation, and City fire
             and airport departments to break ground on a new replacement
             Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) facility at Los
             Angeles International Airport (LAX). The $13.5-million LAFD
             Fire Station 80 project received $10.8 million in federal
             stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment

             The new Fire Station 80 at LAX will improve readiness for
             airport emergencies, clear the way for further airport
             modernization and provide jobs to help revive the local

WHO:         --  Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa
             --  Representatives from the office of Los Angeles City
                 Councilman Bill Rosendahl (District 11)
             --  Federal Aviation Administration Western-Pacific Regional
                 Administrator William Withycombe
             --  Los Angeles Fire Chief Millage Peaks
             --  Los Angeles World Airports Board of Airport Commissioners

WHEN:        11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2009
             Media should arrive at the parking lot no later than
             10:45 a.m. for security screening and shuttling to event site,
             which is located on the restricted airfield.

WHERE:       Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) airline maintenance
             hangar aircraft ramp on restricted airfield, adjacent to the
             construction site. In case of rain, event will be conducted
             inside the hangar.

VISUALS:     --  Display of LAFD apparatus and equipment used specifically
                 at LAX
             --  Speakers at podium
             --  Photo opportunity with speakers joined by fire and airport
                 commissioners in hardhats using "gold" shovels to conduct
                 ceremonial ground-breaking (in case of rain, photo op will
                 be under tent)

PARKING:    Event parking is located south of the intersection of World Way
            West and Maintenance Road on the west side of LAX (Thomas Guide
            Pg. 702, D-5). All media must be security screened before
            boarding buses to go onto the restricted airfield.

        or call (424) 646-5260
            --  Chief Ronnie Villanueva/LAFD Community Service Unit at
                (213) 978-3810

Contact Information