The Calgary Airport Authority, and key airport and emergency service agencies will be conducting a security training exercise at Calgary International Airport (YYC) on Wednesday, November 4 from 9 p.m. until approximately midnight.
The exercise will take place within the terminal building, in an isolated area; however, passengers and airport partners in the terminal during this time may hear unusual noises, including simulated gunfire. Emergency agencies will be arriving to the terminal at this time to respond to the mock scenario so you may also notice an increased presence from emergency responders. There will also be a number of volunteers who will be in makeup with simulated injuries within the terminal building during this period. Passengers and Team YYC community members should not be alarmed as this is simply a mock-security training exercise.
The safety and security of all those who visit and work at Calgary International Airport is the Authority’s number one priority and exercises of this nature are an important part of the airport emergency preparedness program. It ensures all partners have the opportunity to practice their extensive emergency response plans.