Throughout the exercise, passengers and people in the airport area can expect to see volunteers, emergency vehicles, airport equipment and personnel on airport approach roads, in Terminal 1 and 3 and airside. Theatrical effects may be visible and audible.
We run one full scale and one tabletop exercise per year to test protocols, procedures, communications and planning for emergency and/or security related incidents. Many organizations are involved in the planning and implementation of these exercises.
Participants include (but are not limited to), airport employees and responders from organizations including Transport Canada, Peel Regional Police, Peel Regional Paramedic Services, Fire and Emergency Services, Canadian Air Transport Security Agency (CATSA), NAV Canada, and airline representatives. These exercises also include authorized members of the public who volunteer to portray passengers, friends and family members.
For live updates during the exercise, follow the hashtag #YYZEMERGEX.
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