NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Sept. 26 (PIA6) — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) in Negros Occidental is strengthening aviation security by establishing touched base participation among stakeholders, responders and concerned agencies in case of airport emergencies.
“We are undertaking this endeavor to establish necessary specifications on how to come through our goal of emergency preparedness in the aviation industry,” said Martin Terre, Bacolod-Silay Airport Manager I.
According to CAAP, this endeavor comes with a series of meetings and trainings leading towards the conduct of the Full Scale Exercise on October 2018.
Meanwhile, Civil Aviation Area Manager – Area Center VI Efren Nagrama shared that airport emergency exercises are being conducted regularly nationwide to test the skills and contingency plans for a particular accident scenario.
“In anticipation, ginalantaw naton halos ang same mistakes or the same scenarios will be happening. And as much as we can prevent that, himuon naton by proper preparation kag hopefully kun may ara gd man ta nga may makita nga gaps, ato ang mga bag-o na (We are anticipating almost the same mistakes or the same scenarios will be happening. And as much as we can prevent that, we will do it by proper preparation. Should there be gaps, hopefully, these are just something new),” he said.
In response to an emergency, Nagrama cited that “outside responders” could be grouped according to their functions and capabilities.
These responders are referred to the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Offices (CDRRMOs), hospitals, media, and transportation sector, among others.
Nagrama likewise disclosed that previous airport safety exercises served as a reference to CAAP personnel.
“If we are guided by a single standard, ICS (Incident Command System), then siguro makita na naton nga ina dapat i-improve na nga daan naton (If we are guided by a single standard, ICS (Incident Command System), then maybe, we will be able to see what needs to be improved),” Nagrama explained.(LTP/LML-PIA6 Negros Occidental)
Source: PIA Feed