ST. JOHN’S, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - An emergency exercise will be held at the Wabush Airport on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
We are asking the media's assistance in advising residents of Wabush and surrounding areas that this is an exercise only. Details of the emergency exercise are as follows:
Emergency Exercise Details
The purpose of this exercise is to test the emergency plans and response capabilities of federal, provincial and municipal services, as well as private agencies and organizations that would likely respond to an emergency incident at or near the airport.
The general public should expect emergency response vehicles, including: police, fire and ambulances heading to and from the site, and potentially, simulated causalities and smoke coming from the exercise site.
The exercise will commence in the morning and extend into the early afternoon and will call for the deployment of both on-airport and off-airport emergency equipment and personnel.
The exercise provides an opportunity for all agencies that would respond to a similar incident at the airport to: train and educate responding personnel, assess performance, evaluate procedures, test communications and other equipment, as well as identify and correct procedural deficiencies, if required.
Procedures that will be tested during the exercise will include: alerting of primary response agencies, communications/coordination, firefighting, rescue of the injured and first aid, triage and evacuation, accident site management, medical and hospital response, registration and inquiries at the hospital, crash site security, evidence collection and protection, and overall coordination.
Emergency exercises are held on a periodic basis at all Transport Canada airports as per the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations (CASRs) and the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) Division II, Section 302.208 - http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/regserv/cars/menu.htm
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Communications, Transport Canada