Published On: Thu, Oct 20th, 2016

Emergency simulation at Curaçao International Airport

bwg1WILLEMSTAD – Wednesday morning Curaçao Airport Partners, joined by emergency and aviation partners, simulated an emergency at Curaçao International Airport. The objective of the exercise was to evaluate the response of all key personnel of the various disciplines that are involved in an aviation accident. In addition, the exercise is used to evaluate if victims receive assistance according to the emergency plan and procedures; if the emergency equipment and communication work efficiently and effectively and if there is enough attention for aftercare for those involved.

During the exercise, an accident caused by technical issues was simulated with an 83-MD type plane of the fictitious airline ‘XYZ’. CAP received collaboration from InselAir that enabled a spare aircraft. Also, 67 young members of the Brigade and the Foundation Speransa (translation: Hope) joined the simulation to aid in making the exercise more realistic. The exercise was executed with medical services, Ambulance, Blue/Red Cross, the Fire department of Curaçao, the Police department, the Disaster Management department and FOL (Forward Operation Location/Air Force). Emergency and aviation partners took up the role of critical observer, whom will offer the necessary input for the evaluation.

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