Training Exercises at Brisbane Airport by AFP and Emergency Services Designed to Boost Security
Brisbane, QLD (News4us.com) November 11, 2010
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has joined forces with emergency services in a training exercise overnight, designed to boost security capabilities at the Brisbane Airport.
The planned training exercise involved the AFP, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Air Services Australia and the Queensland Police Service, Ambulance and Fire and Rescue Service.
“Plane crashes, terrorist attacks and security incidents – in an ideal world these would never happen, but the reality is that emergency services need to be ready to respond if the worst were to happen,” AFP Brisbane Airport Commander Steve Grant said.
“Last night’s exercise involved responding to scenarios such as a security threat aboard an aircraft.
“AFP officers worked with other emergency crews and airport stakeholders to safely diffuse the situation.”
During the training exercise, emergency officers put in place the Brisbane Airport’s emergency plan.
Brisbane Airport Corporation said training exercises ensure all the relevant agencies would be well prepared for real emergencies.
“Of course we hope the emergency plan practiced last night is never needed, but by engaging in this training, we can reassure the travelling public that we have plans and services in place to safeguard the Brisbane Airport and its patrons,” Brisbane Airport Corporation General Manager Operations, Stephen Goodwin said.
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