Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mock exercise to check preparedness of airport agencies held

Kozhikode: An 'air crash' of a Qatar Airways airline with 20 CISF officials and airline staff as passengers and prioritisation of 'casualties' was conducted at Calicut International airport at nearby Karipur today as part of a mock drill to check the efficacy and preparedness of agencies in handling emergency situations in a real life scenario.

Airports Authority of India, Calicut, in co-ordination with Kerala State Fire Service and other stakeholders held the exercise at 4 PM as per Directorate General of Civil Aviation guidelines to hold such an exercise every alternate year by all licensed airports in the country, a release from the airport director said.

Accordingly, an imaginary scenario of the air crashwas created. Acting as passengers were the officials from CISF and Qatar Airways, which also played the affected airline, it said.
An imaginary command post was established and casualties were prioritised at the triage area, depending on the severity of injury.
25/08/16 PTI/Business Standard
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