Dublin Airport to test "emergency readiness" for major incidents this week
Flights will not be affected and the public have been told to not be alarmed.
The Dublin Airport Authority (daa) have announced that they will this week be testing "emergency readiness" for dealing with any potential major incidents.
The events, under safety regulation laws, are required to take place at least twice a year.
The exercise will be held on Thursday between 11am and 1pm, and will test the responsiveness of a number of agencies in case of a future emergency at the airport.
Flights not impacted by Dublin airport "emergency readiness" test
Flights will not be impacted by the tests and the daa have said that any members of the public should not be alarmed if they see any emergency vehicles in operation on the day around the airport.
"The purpose of the exercise is to test the response of the agencies involved and is a requirement under licencing regulations," said daa spokesperson Graeme McQueen.
"The exercise will not impact on flight operations and the public should not be alarmed if they see emergency vehicles in operation around the vicinity of Dublin Airport on Thursday between the hours of 11am and 1pm."
A number of agencies will be involved in the test, including airlines at the airport, the Irish Aviation Authority and the Air Accident investigation unit.
The HSE, gardaí, Dublin Fire Brigade and the National Ambulance Service will also be taking part in the test.
An emergency exercise will take place at Dublin Airport this Thursday to test the readiness of the airport & other agencies to deal with a major incident.
— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) September 26, 2023
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