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Emergency simulation at NMIA Thursday

Monday, April 15, 2013 | 10:41 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - A full-scale emergency simulation exercise will be held at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston on Thursday.

The six-hour long exercise, a staged aircraft accident, will be conducted at the NMIA Airfield, beginning 8:00am.

The scenario will involve a simulated accident involving a simulated Boeing 777-200 aircraft with 140 crew and passengers who will be assigned injuries consistent with the exercise.

Several emergency response agencies, including the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Jamaica Defence Force, Health Ministry and Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, will be involved in testing and evaluating the airport’s emergency plan.

The exercise will not affect air travel or airport operation.

The airport is mandated to conduct emergency exercises biennially.

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