Emergency Response Training Exercise to Take Place at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport June 19

Toronto (June 18, 2021) – Between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021, PortsToronto will conduct an emergency training exercise at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

This routine full-scale training exercise is mandated by Transport Canada to test the effectiveness of airport emergency and security plans in response to an act of unlawful interference with civil aviation. Exercises such as this are critical to ensuring that airport security personnel can assess and respond to threats and incidents and are essential to ensure that the airport maintains a high level of emergency response preparedness.
The exercise will involve multiple agencies including PortsToronto Protective Services, Toronto Police Service (and related support units), Canada Border Services Agency, as well as staff and officials from the various agencies, airport stakeholders and airlines that operate out of Billy Bishop Airport.
Between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, those visiting, viewing or passing by the airport may witness the scenario that has been developed to test emergency preparedness and may see:
  • Emergency vehicles and personnel in and around the airport, including Toronto Police Dog Services;
  • Emergency sirens, flashing lights and/or simulated gunfire, and;
  • Actors and volunteers from outside agencies serving in various roles, including as passengers or employees who appear to be in distress or in a confrontation with police and security personnel.
Please be advised that this is an exercise only. There will be no impact on regular operations.
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