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Kingston Airport to conduct emergency exercise

Kingston’s Norman Rogers Airport. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

Kingston’s Norman Rogers Airport (CYGK) will be conducting a full scale emergency exercise on Friday, Oct. 22nd, 2021.

The exercise, which is periodically mandated by Transport Canada, will depict an aircraft crash at the airport.

According to an advisory from Saad Cheema, the airport’s Supervisor of Airport Operations and Administration, the exercise will begin at around 9:00 a.m.

“There will be emergency vehicles (Police/Fire/Ambulance) and personnel movement at and around the airport. Signage will also be placed around the airport and resident neighbours will be advised,” said Cheema in the advisory.

“There will be simulated fire and smoke on airport property as well. This message is to serve notice that in case a real emergency exists, all emergency vehicles will have lights and sirens turned on,” Cheema continued.

The airport asks that residents not call 911 to report this simulated emergency exercise.

Residents are advised to avoid the area during the time of the exercise so that responders may complete the exercise without hindrance. The exercise is expected to be completed by about 3:00 p.m.

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