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We are proud to be the 2018 recipient of the ICAS Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Emergency Response

Each year volunteers from three nonprofit organizations produce the Air Show & Family Festival spending hundreds of hours preparing. These nonprofits are the local EAA Chapter 1073, Truckee Optimist Club and KidZone Museum.

In December 2018, the show’s Emergency Response Team was awarded the Gold-Level International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Emergency Response for a small civilian air show. In front of thousands of industry experts at the ICAS Conference in Las Vegas, our Air Show’s ERT made its mark on the industry.

Air Show Executive Director Tim LoDolce notes, “This team perfected Emergency Response because we made it THE MAIN priority when preparing for the show. The preparation is year-long, and the goal has always been making the Emergency Response seamless.”

The Air Show’s Emergency Response Team is made up of Victor Hernandez, who’s a volunteer overseeing the ERT volunteers; REMSA-Careflight; North Tahoe Fire; Truckee Fire; North Lake Tahoe Fire; Tahoe Fire; Squaw Valley Fire; Northstar Fire; Calfire; United States Forest Service; Nevada County Search & Rescue; Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue; California Highway Patrol; Truckee Police; Nevada County Sheriffs, and Placer County Sheriffs. 

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