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Emergency Response Training Exercise to Take Place at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport October 22


Toronto (October 17, 2022) – Between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022, PortsToronto will conduct an emergency training exercise at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

This routine full-scale training exercise is mandated by Transport Canada to test airport protocols, procedures, communications and planning for emergency and/or security related incidents. Exercises such as this are critical to ensuring that the airport maintains a high level of emergency response preparedness. This exercise will involve multiple agencies including Toronto Fire, Toronto Police Services (and related Marine Units), Toronto Paramedic Services, NAV CANADA, as well as staff and officials from the various agencies, airport stakeholders and airlines that operate out of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

Between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, those visiting, viewing or passing by the airport may witness the scenario, and related activities, that have been developed to test emergency preparedness. This includes:

  • Emergency vehicles and personnel in and around the airport, including Toronto Police Services;
  • Emergency sirens, flashing lights and/or simulated disabled aircraft; and,
  • Actors and volunteers from outside agencies serving in various roles, including as passengers or employees who appear to be in distress or in need of medical attention.

Please be advised that this is an exercise only. There will be no impact on regular operations.

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