Red Deer Regional Airport to hold emergency exercise

An emergency exercise is taking place at the Red Deer Regional Airport on Saturday from 1-4 p.m.

First responders such as Red Deer County Fire Services, RCMP, Alberta Health Services and partners from the airport community will be involved in the scenario.

“We’ll be simulating an aircraft that has had an engine failure on take off and ends up in the barbed wire at the end of the runway,” said George Friesen, Operations Manager at Red Deer Airport.

The airport is mandated by regulation to have a full-scale exercise every four years to test their emergency response plan.

“They’re a learning experience. The whole idea is to try and find weaknesses or gaps within the plan in the unlikely event of it actually happening,” said Friesen.

The general public will likely see emergency vehicles and activity on or near the airfield, but should not be alarmed.

For any questions contact Kayla Thorsen at 403-886-4388.

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