Full Scale Emergency Exercise To Take Place At MBIA On Friday

PR – The Airports Authority of Grenada is staging an Airport Full Scale Emergency Preparedness Exercise codenamed Operation Recoveryat Maurice Bishop International Airport on Friday, July gth, 2022. The airport will be closed between the hours of 9:00AM to 11:00AM to facilitate this emergency exercise

The exercise is intended to allow the airlines, fire services, police, general hospital, other agencies and the Airports Authority the opportunity to practice their respective roles when responding to an emergency on airport. Emergency personnel will respond as in a real emergency, including the use of sirens and firefighting equipment. Please do not panic. The overall objective is to ensure that all involved agencies work effectively and efficiently in responding to such an emergency

The FullScale Emergency Preparedness Exercise is a culmination of months of planning and coordination across multiple jurisdictions and disciplines. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) mandates that safety training be conducted periodically, to ensure airports are prepared for reallife aircraft emergencies

During the exercise, access to the airport will be restricted, therefore some services may experience disruption

The GAA apologizes for any inconvenience resulting from this exercise