Emergency exercise at Victoria Airport

On Oct. 4, firefighters, paramedics, police and airport security will work on a simulated aviation emergency.

Emergency crews from Sidney, North Saanich and Central Saanich, as well as airport staff, participate in an emergency exercise this week at the Victoria International Airport.

On Thursday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon, firefighters, paramedics, police and airport security will work on a simulated aviation emergency. The planned scenario involves a simulation of an aircraft that has veered off into a field southwest of the main runway while attempting to land.

The exercise is part of the Airport Authority’s emergency preparedness efforts, and is required by Transport Canada every four years.