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Media & Public Notice:  Emergency Training Exercise at City of Derry Airport

On Saturday 27th September 2014, a major emergency will be simulated at City of Derry Airport involving the emergency services and other support agencies.  This is an bi annual training exercise required by the Civil Aviation Authority and is carried out in partnership with local emergency services including the NIFRS, the NIAS, the MCA, Western Health & Social Care Trust, British Red Cross, the University of Ulster School of nursing and North West Regional College.  The emergency exercise will commence at 12.00hrs and will end around 16:00hrs.

The purpose of the exercise is to test CODA’s emergency & safety capability in response to an incident involving an aircraft.  During the exercise there will be approximately 3 airport Fire Appliances & 7 NIFRs Fire Appliances (including Specialists Appliances) in the vicinity of the airport.  A response by NIAS and the MCA will also be anticipated.  Response vehicles may be transiting to and from the airport during these times.

The airport will be running the exercise outside of normal operational hours.  The public can be assured that emergency Fire & Rescue cover will not be affected during this time.

We thank the public in advance of this exercise for their co-operation, with disruption to the public being kept to a minimum.