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Dublin Airport will test emergency readiness this week

Airport operator DAA said an emergency drill would be held at Dublin Airport next Thursday to test preparedness to deal with a major incident, reports RTE.

Safety regulations require such drills to be done twice a year.

The exercise will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and is intended to test the response capabilities of several organizations in case of future emergencies at the airport.

Airport flights will not be affected.

The airport will be involved with airlines, the Irish Aviation Authority, the Air Accident Investigation Unit, the HSE Police, the Dublin Fire Brigade and the National Ambulance Service.

Spokesman Graeme McQueen said the public “should not be alarmed” if they see emergency vehicles at the airport.

“The purpose of the exercise is to test the response of the agencies involved and is a requirement under licencing regulations,” he said, reports RTE.

“The exercise will not impact on flight operations and the public should not be alarmed if they see emergency vehicles in operation around the vicinity of Dublin Airport on Thursday between the hours of 11am and 1pm,” he added, reports RTE.

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