The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is advising local residents that emergency
exercises will be conducted on airport leased lands throughout the morning of
October, 24th, 2019.
Community partners, including 19 Wing Operations and Fire Services, Comox
Fire Department, Comox Valley Emergency Program, RCMP, BC Emergency
Health Services and Shell Bare Point will be participating in exercises that are
intended to prepare airport employees and contractors for a coordinated
response to an aviation fuel spill, or fire.
Throughout the morning, there is a possibility that smoke may be visible around
the terminal building. Residents may also hear emergency sirens or notice
emergency vehicles travelling to/from the airport.
There will be no changes to Comox Valley Airport operations as the result of
these exercises. All airport activities will continue uninterrupted, though
passengers may observe staff, volunteers and partners taking part in simulated
scenarios inside and around the terminal building.
The Comox Valley Airport thanks members of the public for their patience and
support during this important training exercise.