TERRACE, BC, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Hawkair in conjunction with the
Northwest Regional Airport co-hosted a live emergency response exercise
today at the Terrace-Kitimat Airport. The exercise simulated the
Emergency Response for an aircraft crash on the airfield providing
everyone involved a realistic experience. More than 60 participants
including Hawkair's management and staff, critical incident responders,
airport staff, business partners and volunteers participated in the
Christine Leclerc, an Exercise Organizer from Hawkair stated, "How you
respond in a crisis depends on preparation and training. To have an
effective emergency response, all incident responders have to be able
to work closely together and participating in a mock exercise like
today allows us to strengthen these relationships so we can achieve our
goal of performing to the highest safety standards." After the
exercise concluded, the Hawkair team and other participants assessed
the response to identify strengths and areas for improvement.
"The coordinated exercising of our Emergency Response Plan is an
integral part of our Safety Management System, it tests the robustness
of our emergency response in trying life-like scenarios and underpins
our commitment to the safety of our passengers and staff." said Jay
Dilley President Hawkair. "I'm very proud of our entire team's efforts
in staging this mock accident and their professional response during
Hawkair would like to recognize the following participants for their
outstanding contribution during the exercise:
Northwest Regional Airport
Terrace Fire Department
Thornhill Fire Department
BC Ambulance; and
All of the Volunteers who endured the rain.
Hawkair operates a fleet of four DeHavilland Dash-8 aircraft with
seating capacity from 37 to 50 passengers. Its route network includes
four cities, including Terrace-Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Smithers and
Vancouver. All aircraft offer passengers the highest level of comfort,
with onboard amenities including lavatory, galley and flight attendant.
Hawkair's friendly, helpful staff and full in-flight service including
complementary beverage and snacks has earned Hawkair "Customer Service
Company of the Year" awards from local Chambers of Commerce.
SOURCE: Hawkair Aviation
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