Yeager Airport (CRW) was awarded $195,000 from the West Virginia Emergency Management Division Homeland Security Grant, which CRW will use to increase security at Yeager Airport.
The West Virginia airport will use the grant to install three new security tools:
- A gunshot detection system in the main terminal building and the General Aviation terminal
- More security cameras throughout the airport complex
- A mindshare console which will enhance the radio and communication capabilities of the Airport Response Coordination Center
CRW will be the first airport in West Virginia to have a gunshot detection system, which will provide a more rapid response in the event of an active shooter incident.
In addition, security cameras will be added and upgraded in many areas, including the airport perimeter, terminal ticket lobby and passenger screening checkpoint.