LAHORE  - A meeting presided by Airport Manager, AlIama Iqbal International Airport Lahore, Syed Aamir Mehboob, held on Saturday, decided to conduct a Full Scale Airport Emergency Exercise as per International Civil Aviation Organisation Standards on March 11, said spokesman of CAA.
The aim of exercise is to test the response of all internal/external agencies as per Crisis Emergency Response Plan (CERP) and test of Fire Fighting Equipment. The exercise also aims to establish rapports between agencies working to deal with any emergency situation at airport.
According to the spokesman, one aircraft will be used for the exercise. Upon receipt of emergency call, Fire Brigades of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority and Pakistan Air Force will respond dummy aircraft accident and extinguish the Fire. Ambulances from Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority, various hospitals, Pak Army, PAF, Punjab Emergency Services Rescue — 1122, Edhi Foundation will also participate in subject exercise. Triage area will be established at the airport to deal with critically / seriously injured and other passengers who would be sent to city hospitals by helicopter and ambulances. Designated Umpires from Civil Aviation Authority, Rescue 1122, PIA, various Airlines will asses/evaluate performance of all participating agencies. The drill will be witnessed by representatives of Airlines, Airport Managers of Various Airports and representatives of various governmental and non-governmental agencies.