Full-scale training session at Varna Airport



On April 26, a full-scale training session on the emergency and rescue plan was held at Varna Airport with the participation of about 100 employees and external units. The goal is to simulate a emergency situation as realistic as possible and make sure the complex reaction is well coordinated. The preparation of the training involved staff from all work shifts and amounted to approximately 950 man-hours total time spent on organizing, training, instructing, analyzing and testing the equipment.

This time, the training scenario recreated an aviation accident with a fire in the passenger aircraft engine after landing.

Within the framework of the exercise, the communication channels between the various groups and the aviation operator was tested, the automatic notification system, fire extinguishing, vehicle approach to the "accident", evacuation, medical assistance to the "injured", servicing unharmed passengers, interaction with external parties and equipment, the possibility to upload important information to the airport website was tested and the operations of the emergency operation center.

Participation in the full-scale exercise took the emergency rescue teams at Varna Airport, Elektra Trans Global Ltd., Air Traffic Services Center, Border Police, RDFD, Emergency Medical Center Assistance and Unified Rescue System 112. All participants and invited visitors see the training as highly successful and were satisfied with the coordinated response to an emergency situation. Our thanks to all partners and employees involved.