Media Advisory - Multi-agency training exercise at YVR

RICHMOND, BC, April 28, 2015 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, April 29, Vancouver International Airport is hosting a training exercise simulating an aircraft accident at YVR to practice emergency response plans with business partners, airlines and emergency responders. More than 600 participants and 30 agencies are involved in the exercise.

Media are invited to observe the training exercise which will take place on airport property. A spokesperson from the Airport Authority will be available at the exercise site. Media will view the emergency response to an aircraft fire and a number of volunteers in theatrical makeup playing as victims. The training exercise will not affect operations at YVR.

Training exercises are a key part of YVR's Emergency Management Plan and are performed on a regular basis. Exercises can include live scenario training, such as this exercise; table-top exercises; and emergency simulation drills.

When:

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

Media registration


8:30 a.m.

Media depart for staging area at exercise site


10:30 a.m.

Media return to registration area




Where:

Vancouver International Airport, near the South Terminal, by the London Air Services (LAS) Hangar, 4580 Cowley Crescent, Richmond.




Media registration is at the entrance to the parking lot. Follow onsite signage.



Parking:

Please park at parking lot located on the North-West corner of Inglis Drive and Cowley Crescent, near the South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport.



RSVP:

Media must RSVP by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday April 28 to media_relations@yvr.ca or 604-880-9815.



Access:

Media will be escorted on and off the site.  Media who miss registration time will not have access to the site and there is no opportunity to leave the site early.

SOURCE Vancouver Airport Authority

For further information: YVR Media Relations, 604.880.9815; Media_relations@yvr.ca, Twitter @yvrairport


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