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Practical emergency exercise named «Joint Response – 2012» was held at Split Airport on 20th March 2012, from 08.00h – 11.30h.

In accordance with international and domestic standards, the training of this extent is held every two years, and makes constituent part of airport preparations for tourist season.



Participants in the exercise were employees of Split Airport, Air Traffic Control and other integral services, officers of Resnik Police Station, Divulje Air Base squadron, Kastela and Trogir Voluntary Fire Department forces, National Protection and Rescue Directorate – Split Regional Office, State Intervention Unit, Croatian Red Cross – Red Cross Kastela, and Split-Dalmatia County Institute of Emergency Medicine.


The exercise showed emergency event – “Aircraft Accident at the Airport”. According to the scenario, extremely bad weather conditions caused the fall of commercial aircraft. The aircraft split into more parts, there was fuel leakage, the fire broke out, and passengers were injured. Immediately upon alert, Split Airport Fire Brigade came to the spot and started fire fighting and rescuing. The operational command that managed all emergency site activities was established. As soon as appropriate conditions were provided, pulling out and treatment of injured persons were started. Assembly centres were formed. Incoming external forces were activated as needed.


All participants showed high level of readiness in the event of airport emergency. Everyone was acting in accordance with proscribed Emergency Plan procedures, coordination with external forces and institutions was functioning very well, organisation and implementation of exercise was exemplary. Therefore, the exercise can be evaluated as entirely successful.



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