The Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) recently presented certificates of commendation and appreciation to volunteers and emergency responders who volunteered as victims or support personnel for the full-scale emergency exercise staged at the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport in Cayman Brac on Tuesday, 12 June 2018.
“In recent years there have been several unthinkable acts against civil aviation around the world. Rather
than pretend this could not happen here, the CIAA chose to be proactive and update our response to
these type of incidents,” said Chief Safety Management Officer Andrew McLaughlin. “The scenarios
used in the Airport Emergency Exercises this year were extremely challenging. This is the first time to
my knowledge we have presented two separate incidents occurring within minutes of each other. This
required all agencies to think on their feet as resources and personnel were stretched to their limits.”
To comply with International Standards, the CIAA stages two full-scale emergency exercises every two
years in order to test the ability of airport staff and emergency response agencies to work together to
form an organised response to save lives and limit damage to property.