Firefighter working at the Fredericton International Airport's Emergency Exercises

Emergency exercise to be held at the Fredericton International Airport

The Fredericton International Airport Authority (FIAA) will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise in cooperation with airport tenants and emergency response agencies on October 19, 2022. The exercise will be held at the airport from approximately 12:15 pm to 3:00 pm.

Emergency exercises test the coordinated response of all facets of the emergency response system in the event of a major incident. FIAA runs a variety of exercises throughout the year to continuously practice and improve coordinated responses to emergency and security-related incidents. The planning and implementation of these exercises includes organizations at the airport as well as community emergency response and support agencies.

For this live exercise, the public will see emergency vehicles and personnel including the RCMP and Oromocto and Fredericton Fire Departments at the airport during the afternoon of October 19, as well as smoke on the airfield.

Please be advised that only authorized personnel will be admitted into the exercise areas. This exercise is not open to media participation. Regularly scheduled flights will not be impacted by the emergency exercise.

This is a planned and controlled exercise, and there is no cause for alarm.

Public inquiries concerning the exercise may be directed to the Fredericton International Airport at 460-0920. 

With a brand-new terminal building and a track record as the fastest growing airport in the Maritimes over the past decade, the Fredericton International Airport (YFC) is ready to reconnect New Brunswickers with the world. Serving central and Western New Brunswick, including the capital city, Fredericton, YFC offers flights to Canadian hubs and sun destinations and is home to over 20 companies employing more than 300 New Brunswickers.