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From 10am to 1pm today you may well hear and see lots of sirens and flashing lights at the Lismore Regional Airport. It is a drill! 

Lismore City Council is facilitating an emergency exercise that aims to test specific aspects of the Airports Emergency Plan and the exercise will take place on the airport runway. Involvement is required from several emergency agencies, including the NSW Police, NSW Fire Brigade, Rural Fire Service, NSW Ambulance, SES and Lismore City Council. The primary goal is to coordinate these organisations in line with the Airport’s Emergency Plan and assess the adequacy of the procedures and facilities provided.

Council’s Chief Operating Officer Brendan Logan said this important function emphasises the airport’s commitment to preparedness and emergency response.

The task is designed to replicate a realistic scenario, enabling all agencies to showcase their response capabilities and ensure seamless coordination. We are confident that this will further enhance our emergency response capabilities,’ he said.

The exercise will include activities such as ‘making safe’ procedures, simulated emergency egress, medical interventions and foam blanket practice. 

To create a realistic scenario, a Beechcraft Baron aircraft with simulated damage will be used in the exercise. Actors and mannequins will simulate specific injuries.


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