The World Equestrian Games are coming to nearby Tryon, NC in September 2018. As one of the closest cities, Spartanburg SC is getting ready for a lot of visitors. Spartanburg's Downtown Municipal Airport is expecting an increase in small general aviation and corporate jet aircraft for the games.
Beacon GIS is working with the Spartanburg Fire Department in reviewing its Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting (ARFF) procedures based on the various alert levels by developing a response protocol based upon the planning area matrix and the geographic staging of fire apparatus in the event of an emergency.
This is especially important giving that the airport is expanding one of its runways that may clear the way for increased air traffic for the future.