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Exercise to test airport’s emergency plan

An emergency exercise simulation will take place at L.F. Wade International Airport tomorrow night.

The exercise, at 11pm, is designed to test the airport's emergency plans, with governmental and non-governmental agencies on hand to participate in the exercise.

The aim is to practice and test emergency protocols at the airport in the event of an actual emergency, as well as the readiness of the various agencies involved.

Aaron Adderley, president of Skyport, said: “We conduct these exercises every three years as part of our international regulatory requirements and to assess our emergency response capabilities.

“It is very important that airport agencies are best prepared in the event of an airport or aircraft emergency. We're grateful to all those parties participating in the exercise and we thank the public in advance for their co-operation.”

The exercise is being held late at night to avoid disrupting airlines and passengers and is not expected to impact the travelling public or the east end community.

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Published January 29, 2018 at 3:14 pm (Updated January 29, 2018 at 3:14 pm)

Exercise to test airport’s emergency plan

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