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October 16, 2017

Emergency Response Exercise at Charlottetown Airport


On Wednesday, October 18th from approximately 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Charlottetown Airport Authority (CAA) is hosting a full-scale training exercise to simulate an aircraft emergency at the Charlottetown Airport. Regular airport operations will proceed as normal, but passengers or members of the public will notice a significant presence of emergency services on-site.

Everyone participating in the exercise will be clearly identified and notice of the event will be shared on our social media channels.

Participating agencies include the CAA Staff (Fire, Security, Operations, Management), NAV Canada, Air Canada Jazz, Charlottetown City Police, Island EMS, QEH, Health PEI, Charlottetown Fire Department, PEI EMO, Public Safety Canada and CBSA.

"Periodic testing of our emergency response plan is a critical component of our safety management system,” said Doug Newson, CAA CEO.  "During the live exercise, airport operations and flight schedules will be unaffected, however the public may see emergency responders and related organizations practicing both inside and outside the terminal building.”

Regular testing of Emergency Response Plans and training for all local response agencies is essential to the CAA’s emergency preparedness and Transport Canada regulations require that these types of exercises be conducted every four years.