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July 12, 2007 | General

Edmonton — Edmonton Airports, in conjunction with the RCMP K Division, will be conducting an emergency response exercise tomorrow, June 17 at Edmonton International Airport. This exercise, in compliance with Transport Canada Aerodrome Security Measures, will enable airport and emergency response personnel to review and practice emergency response procedures in the event of an incident. This is a simulated live bomb threat exercise requiring Edmonton Airports’ staff, RCMP K Division, emergency responders, air carriers and tenants to respond.
The exercise will involve the RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit including a police dog team, and will be conducted in two stages. The first simulation is starting promptly at 8:30 am in the North Terminal holdroom and the second simulation will follow in the US Customs area.

Date: Thursday June 17, 2004
Time: Briefing at Media Centre at 8:00 am
Exercise begins at 8:30 am
Location: Meet at Media Centre
– Northwest corner of Multi-Purpose Room
Behind SkyWall, Arrivals Level, Central Hall
Edmonton International Airport

Background

Emergency Media Centre
In the event of an emergency at Edmonton International Airport, media will have access to the Media Centre located on the Northwest corner of the Multi-Purpose Room in Central Hall. On-location media should report to the Media Centre for the most up-to-date information on the situation, to obtain interviews, and to arrange any passes and escorts required to cover the story. For this exercise ONLY media will be involved as observers and will be given full access, under escort, to the simulation site.

Parking

Media travelling to the airport must park in either the Parkade or the Value Park lot. Corporate Communications will provide media personnel with complimentary parking vouchers.
For parking access to accommodate live broadcasts, please make arrangements with Corporate Communications prior to arriving to the airport.

Web site

In the event of an emergency, Edmonton Airports strongly encourages media to visit our web site, as up-to-date information will be available at www.flyeia.com.

Edmonton Airports is a not-for-profit organization mandated to manage the region’s airport assets on behalf of and in the best interest of the community.

For Further Information:
Edmonton Airports, RCMP K Division,
Stephanie Cote at (780) 951-4719 Cst. R.J. (Rich) Graydon at (780) 470-8704 – pager