Disaster response: CAA holds simulated exercise

Fire and medical services of CAA played an active role in the exercise.

April 28, 2011

PESHAWAR: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Peshawar International Airport conducted a full scale emergency exercise on Wednesday.

Fire and medical services of CAA played an active role in the exercise. The simulated emergency required CAA staff to extinguish a large scale fire at the airport.

Thereafter, the ‘injured’ passengers and crew members were rescued promptly from the aircraft by the CAA, PAF, Edhi and Rescue 1122 rescuers and handed over to medical services to provide necessary first aid to the ‘casualties’ on site and shifted them to the nearest hospital.

PAF Fire Services, City Government Health Services, emergency services, Rescue 1122 and Edhi Ambulances also participated along with CAA medical services.

The entire exercise was observed by the representatives of all airlines, ground handling agents, City Government, ASF, PAF, Pak Army, various hospitals and representatives of CAA headquarters. T

he role preformed by CAA fire and medical services and other participating agencies was appreciated by the chief guests and observers.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 28th, 2011.


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