SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

Los Angeles World Airports

October 13, 2009 00:30 ET

Media Advisory: Los Angeles International Airport Breaks Ground on New Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Facility

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 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 Act.

         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 economy.

WHO:     -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa
         -- 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 Executive Director
            Gina Marie Lindsey

WHEN:    10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2009
         Media should arrive at the parking lot no later than 9:15 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.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    LAX Public Relations Division
    (424) 646-5260

    Chief Ronnie Villanueva
    LAFD Community Service Unit
    (213) 978-3810