Halifax Stanfield to Host Major Interagency Training Exercise this Evening

Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), in cooperation with airport tenants and several public sector emergency response agencies, will be conducting an emergency exercise at Halifax Stanfield International Airport this evening, Tuesday, October 9.

The exercise will run from approximately 6-10 p.m. and will take place in several locations, including a closed portion of the terminal building, and outside on the north end of the airport apron. Signs will be posted at the airport, online at www.halifaxstanfield.ca and on HIAA’s social media channels to provide notice about the exercise.

During the exercise, passengers, visitors and employees at Halifax Stanfield may see and/or hear volunteers, emergency vehicles, airport equipment and personnel inside and outside the terminal but should not be alarmed. Local traffic, airport and aircraft operations will not be impacted as a result of this exercise.

HIAA runs one full scale exercise every two years and a tabletop exercise every other year to test protocols, procedures, communications and planning for emergency and/or security related incidents. Many organizations, including airport tenants and emergency response personnel, are involved in the planning and implementation of these exercises.

Please be advised that this is an exercise only and only authorized personnel will be admitted into the exercise areas. This exercise is not open to media participation.