3000 litres of fuel were burned on Wednesday morning, with smoke pluming high into the sky above Regina International Airport.
The airport held a simulation of an aircraft accident, with 150 people, ranging from actors to first responders, involved in the exercise.
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One of those people involved in the exercise was the airport’s Fire Chief, Kevin Hembroff, who said conducting this exercise with their partners is important.
According to Hembroff, Transport Canada mandates and regulates the exercise, which must be held every four years.
For this exercise, a change was made.
“We needed to communicate better. Not communicate better in the sense of communicating what we’re doing, communications in between each person at the scene.”
“We try to do a different response each and every time,” he said. “Different scenario so that we get a different response.”