Emergency exercise at the Norman Wells Airport

Public Service Announcement

Norman Wells — September 21, 2022

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will conduct an emergency exercise at the Norman Wells Airport on Thursday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Airport staff and first responders in the community will test their emergency response plan in a crashed aircraft scenario. The goal is to ensure that all responding agencies are well prepared and coordinated in the event of a real emergency.

There may be large amounts of black smoke coming from the airport during this time.

The GNWT is regulated by Transport Canada to conduct one full-scale emergency exercise every four years at all certified airports within the Northwest Territories.

For more information about upcoming emergency exercises, click here.

 

 

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INF Communications

Department of Infrastructure

Government of the Northwest Territories

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