YQR to Host Full-Scale Emergency Exercise

September 22, 2022

The Regina Airport Authority (RAA) and airport partners will host a full-scale emergency exercise on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.  This major event, which will be held between 8 am and 12 pm, will test the emergency response plans and capabilities of the airport and local partners.

The emergency exercise, which includes over 150 people, will be a simulation of an aircraft accident near the main runway. Transport Canada mandates that internationally designated Canadian airports test their emergency response plan every two years with a full-scale exercise.

There may be large plumes of smoke appearing in the direction of airport during this time. On-site at the airport there may be actors in makeup appearing to be in distress and an additional presence of emergency responders. This is all part of the controlled emergency exercise that has been planned.

Many different organizations will be involved in the exercise including Regina Fire, Regina Police, City Officials, Canada Border Services Agency, Public Safety Canada, NAV Canada, Local Airlines, Saskatchewan ERS, Airport staff and volunteers.

We thank the public and travellers in advance for their support of this very important event at YQR.

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