„Rescue TXL 2013“ - Emergency exercise at Tegel Airport12.07.2013
The adopted scenario and drill progression
The Airport Fire Brigade, alerted by one of the fire alarm system’s sensors, then informs all other control centres according to the airport emergency plan for Tegel Airport. The Airport Fire Brigade moves out and begins its rescue and fire-fighting operation.
The alerted response teams of the Berlin Fire Brigade and the rescue services arrive at the agreed assembly and pilot points. The Berlin Fire Brigade supports the Airport Fire Brigade in the rescue and fire-fighting operation. Injured persons are removed from the danger zone and put in the care of the rescue service. Uninjured evacuated persons are registered and supervised at Tegel Airport's care facilities.
Just like in a real case of emergency, the emergency control centre at Tegel Airport assisted the incident command on location. Incident command comprises a representative from each of the participating services – it facilitates the speedy and direct coordination of the subsequent steps that need to be taken.
“Shortly after the exercise, we were already in a position to say that the primary goals of the drill had been achieved. The fire-fighting, rescue and evacuation operations as well as the escape route plan all worked well – and that is what is important,” explains Christian Leininger, head of Safety & Security at Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH.
Representatives from all the emergency services will assess the exercise in detail over the coming weeks to identify areas for potential improvement.