Locals are urged to remain calm during the safety exercise held by the City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management centre today at the Cape Town International Airport.

The exercise is a routine practice for various agencies such as Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA), city departments, the South African Police Service and Emergency Medical Services.

A number of scenarios will be held between 3pm and midnight. Participating agencies will be tested in their response time along with the contingency plans of ACSA.

The practice will aid in understanding how the numerous role players work together as well as identify any areas of improvement.

The City of Cape Town (CoCT)  issued a statement which encouraged members of the public to keep in mind that it is an exercise and not an emergency.

“Members of the public are advised that a large contingency of emergency vehicles will respond to the scene and there is no need for concern as this is part of the safety exercise,” said the CoCT

There is an appeal to comply with any requests from emergency service staff during the exercise and the CoCT apologies for any inconvenience  caused during this time.

 

Picture: Facebook/ Cape Town International Airport

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Ishani Chetty

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