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EMERGENCY SERVICE ADVISES ON HOW TO PROPERLY HELP ACCIDENT VICTIMS

The Eugene F. Correia International Airport on Thursday conducted its Live Full Scale Emergency Response Exercise. The exercise is conducted with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority. The Live Full Scale Emergency Response Exercise is held every two years to rehearse with all the organizations that would be involved in an actual emergency. The purpose of this exercise is to evaluate the preparedness and capabilities of the Airport, its tenants and local response agencies. During the exercise, crucial operational methods such as rescue methods, security posture, operational procedures, processing and triage of injured victims are assessed. The exercise include a staged aircraft and a fire demonstration. More than 20 agencies and organizations from both the public and private sector will be involved, including first responders and airport personnel. Approximately 40 volunteer actors participated as disaster victims and survivors.

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