Emergency Response Training Exercise to Take Place at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport the evening of October 19

Provided by PortsToronto/CNW

Simulation will involve sirens and emergency personnel onsite that may be visible to the public. Related activities will test security procedures at the airport.

TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2019 /CNW/ – Between 9:00 p.m. and midnight on October 19, 2019, PortsToronto will conduct an emergency training exercise at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

This routine full-scale training exercise is mandated by Transport Canada to test airport protocols, procedures, communications and planning for emergency and/or security related incidents. Exercises such as this are critical to ensuring that the airport maintains a high level of emergency response preparedness and involve multiple agencies including Toronto Fire, Toronto Police Services (and related Marine Units), Toronto Paramedic Services, NAV CANADA, as well as staff and officials from the various agencies, airport stakeholders and airlines that operate out of Billy Bishop Airport.

Throughout the evening of October 19, those visiting, viewing or passing by the airport may witness the scenario that has been developed to test emergency preparedness and may see:

  • Emergency vehicles and personnel in and around the airport, including the Toronto Police Marine Unit and Toronto Fire boats, fire trucks and the Hazardous Material Response Team;
  • Emergency sirens, flashing lights and/or simulated gunfire, and;
  • Volunteer actors from the Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute serving in various roles, including as passengers or employees who appear to be in distress.

Please be advised that this is an exercise only. There will be no impact on regular flight arrival and departure times.