CAA conducts emergency exercise at Lahore airport

APP05-28 LAHORE: March 28 - Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority along with different agencies including Pakistan Army, Pakistan Air Force, Airlines, City District Government, Health Services, PIA, Ambulances of various City Government Hospitals, Rescue 1122, Edhi Foundation alongwith CAA Medical/Fire Services successfully conducted full scale Airport Emergency Exercise at Allama Iqbal International Airport. APP Photo by Mustafa Lashari

LAHORE, Mar 28 (APP):Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Wednesday conducted a
full scale emergency exercise here at Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore in which the CAA
fire and medical services played a pivotal role.
To make the event closer to reality,CAA arranged to
extinguish a large scale fire at the airport after which the
simulated injured were rescued promptly from the aircraft by
the CAA fire fighters and handed over to medical services to
provide necessary first aid to the casualties on sight and
transported them to nearest hospital for medical treatment.
Pak Army,Pakistan Air Force (PAF),Punjab Emergency Service
(Rescue 1122),city government health services,PIA,Edhi
ambulances and other departments participated along with CAA
medical services.
The entire exercise proceedings were observed by Pak
Army,various hospitals and HQ CAA.They appreciated the role
performed by CAA fire fighters, medical services, and other
participating agencies.
Earlier, addressing on the occasion, Airport Manager
Sardar Tahir Sikandar said the purpose of the exercise was to
apply risk management,appropriate control measures associated
with aircraft incidents and evaluate the effectiveness of
emergency plan made by CAA to counter any fire incident.
“We are able to deal with any kind of emergency
effectively with the cooperation of other departments”,he added.
He also appreciated the participation of Pak Army,PAF,
Rescue 1122 and other departments in the mock exercise.