Disaster readiness exercise at Cape Town International Airport

The City of Cape Town's Disaster Risk Management Centre is coordinating a safety exercise at Cape Town International Airport today, Thursday 8 November 2018.

The exercise is being done in collaboration with various other agencies including the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA), various City departments, the South African Police Service and Emergency Medical Services.

Participating staff will be faced with a number of scenarios between 15:00 and 00:00 in order to test the response times of the various agencies, contingency plans of ACSA, how the various role players work together and to identify any shortcomings.

Members of the public are advised that a large contingency of emergency vehicles will respond to the scene and there is no need for concern as this is part of the safety exercise.

The City of Cape Town apologises for any inconvenience caused and appeals to the public to please comply with any requests from emergency services staff for the duration of the exercise.

Source: City Of Cape Town