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Air Tindi practices mock disaster

June 27, 2011, Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Air Tindi Ltd hosted a practice mock disaster Friday morning. The mock disaster simulated the Emergency Response for an overturned float plane on Yellowknife Bay.


June 27, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

The full management team as well as a number of responders outside of the company participated in this exercise.

The President of Air Tindi, Chuck Parker, stated “The testing of our Emergency Response Plan is taken very seriously and is completed on a routine basis. This morning’s planned mock disaster showed a very efficient and effective reaction by all parties involved and demonstrates Air Tindi’s commitment to the safety of our staff and customers. The Manager of our Safety Management System, Mr Brian McShane, as well as all of our managers are to be commended for demonstrating an excellent response.”

At the end of the exercise the management team as well as the first line responders conducted a
debriefing session to reinforce areas of strength and to seek out areas of improvement to the plan. This mock disaster exercise supplements our regular monthly critical incident drills and forms an important part of our overall Safety Management System.

The following critical incident responders are to be commended for their professional support
of our exercise:

  •  City of Yellowknife Fire Department
  •  Yellowknife Airport Fire Department
  •  NWT Airports
  •  Transportation Safety Board of Canada
  •  Transport Canada
  •  Stanton Territorial Hospital
  •  Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Yellowknife Detachment
  •  Yellowknife Coast Guard Auxiliary
  •  Nav Canada

Air Tindi wishes to express its appreciation to all who participated in this important event.