31 July 2018
Aerocycle and the Aéroports de Montréal Fire Service team up for simulation exercises
Aerocycle, the Aéroports de Montréal Fire Service (ADMFS) and the ADM Airport Patrol teamed up this summer at Mirabel International Airport (YMX) to conduct emergency response exercises on end-of-life aircraft awaiting dismantlement.
During these exercises, the ADMFS firefighters had the opportunity to practise emergency response in the real-life environment of several aircraft, including Airbus-310s and a Boeing 727.
The firefighters deployed the airport’s Oshkosh Striker 4500 to spray the aircraft and pierce the fuselage, and tested other rescue tools including the jaws of life, which are used to assist vehicle extrication of crash victims.
The activity generated positive feedback from all sides citing, among other things, the participants’ high level of satisfaction, the relevance of the exercise and its compliance with safety standards.
Additional simulation exercises will be planned periodically, as Aerocycle has a number of aircraft awaiting dismantling and demolition.