TORONTO, Nov. 15 /CNW/ - On November 15, 2007 the Greater Toronto
Airports Authority ("GTAA") successfully completed an emergency exercise at
Toronto Pearson. During this exercise which started at 1:00 am, Silverdart
Drive was closed between Renforth Drive and Jetliner Road. All roads were
re-opened at 5:00 am as planned.
The GTAA runs one full scale exercise per year to test protocols,
procedures, communications and planning for emergency and/or security related
incidents. Many agencies are involved in the planning and implementation of
such an exercise.
"The value of these exercises cannot be overstated," said Howard Bohan,
Vice President Operations. "The GTAA takes emergency preparedness very
seriously and undertakes these exercises to ensure it is prepared to respond
to any situation."
In this exercise, the scenario involved a large fire that was disrupting
traffic and hypothetically affecting airport operations. Partnering agencies
in this exercise included Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services, Peel Regional
Police, Toronto Police, Consolidated Aviation Fueling, Nav Canada as well as
many groups from within the GTAA.
The GTAA is the non-share, not-for-profit authority that operates Toronto
Pearson. All revenue generated by the GTAA is reinvested back into the
airport. In 2006, 31 million passengers travelled through Toronto Pearson.
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