Pearson Airport in Mississauga seeks people to take part in mock disaster


Published April 14, 2022 at 1:10 pm

Pearson Airport in Mississauga seeks people to take part in mock disaster

Pearson Airport in Mississauga is looking for a few good actors.

As it prepares for its annual mandated airport security exercise, to take place on Saturday, May 28, Pearson is asking for volunteers to play a variety of roles during the mock emergency session.

“Every year, we are required by regulation to conduct a full-scale aircraft emergency or security exercise,” at the airport, Pearson officials say on the airport’s website.

“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,” the airport says.

Participants in the annual exercise include airport employees and responders from organizations including Transport Canada, Peel Regional Police, Peel Regional Paramedic Services, Fire and Emergency Services, the Canadian Air Transport Security Agency, NAV Canada and airline representatives.

Authorized members of the public who volunteer to portray passengers, friends and family members are also included in the emergency drill.

“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,” Pearson officials say, adding many organizations are involved in the planning and implementation of the exercises.

To volunteer for the airport exercise, follow the link in the tweet included in the story above.

Registration closes April 25.

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