The Martha’s Vineyard Airport in association with responders from the Island’s police, fire and emergency medical service, and other service providers will be conducting an exercise of the airport’s emergency response plan between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday March 25.

The exercise is a requirement of the Federal Aviation Administration and is conducted once every three years to assist in the emergency response preparedness. Passengers and other airport users may be restricted from accessing the airport for brief periods during the event and the airport will be closed for approximately three hours.

Residents in the surrounding area may see smoke generated as part of the exercise, as well as an increase in emergency vehicle traffic in the area, during the time of the drill and should not be concerned with this activity.

For more information, contact airport operations at 508-693-7022