The Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department, RCMP and BC Ambulance Service recently put their emergency preparedness to the test during a mock crash involving a small aircraft.
Emergency personnel attended the Quesnel Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 16, for the simulated emergency exercise.
The live exercise is held through Transport Canada every two years.
“We were all participants in this exercise, and it was a success,” said fire chief Ron Richert, noting security personnel and airport staff also participated.
Richert said emergency crews have responded to the Quesnel Airport over the years to incidents involving small aircraft. Fortunately, they have not been of significance.
“We treat it like any other emergency situation,” he added. “Obviously, we work well with RCMP and BC Ambulance — it’s just keeping up with the coordination and communication, and this one went really well. It’s good to practice.”
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