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May 27, 2014 | Safety and Security, YEG News Releases

Role players and Emergency Disposal Unit help train emergency responders

(Edmonton, AB) - Emergency Response Services were put to the test today, as they responded to a simulated explosive threat at Edmonton International Airport (EIA).  The RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit responded in the mock emergency scene.  

"Safety and security are core values at EIA because they are critical to success. Practice exercises allow our passengers to fly knowing that EIA and our emergency response partners are ready to handle any situation. We are also accountable to Transport Canada for ensuring that we practice emergency response plans with the RCMP, firefighters, Emergency Medical Services, airlines and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority," said Steve Rumley, EIA Vice President of Operations and Infrastructure.

Air North airline staff, local volunteers, and emergency responders from Leduc County and the City of Leduc also participated in the exercise.  EIA emergency crews are trained to respond together with community partners to deal with emergencies in the Capital Region.

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In case of a real emergency at Edmonton International Airport:

  • Call the airport RCMP detachment at 780 890 4333 for policing needs
  • Call Emergency Response Services at 780 890 7911 for fire and medical
  • You can also dial 911 from any telephone and let them know you are calling from Edmonton International Airport