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Boryspil International Airport conducted a large-scale training of the airport emergency and rescue team

11 April 2023

On April 10, 2023, a rescue team of Boryspil International Airport and representatives of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kyiv region and the National Police of Ukraine conducted a full-scale training at the training area of the airport to practice actions before and during landing of an aircraft in distress , as well as liquidation of consequences (e.g. aviation fuel extinguishing) and conducting emergency rescue operations by the ground rescue team. 79 specialists and 23 units of equipment were involved in the training, including Panther fire trucks and an ambulance vehicle.

The full-scale training of the rescue team of Boryspil International Airport is carried out once every 2 years in accordance with the Order of the Ministry of Infrastructure No. 286 of 05 July, 2013, “Rules of rescue operation and fire prevention of flights”. They were made according to standards of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The main goal of the training is to increase the level of readiness of the rescue team for emergency situations: searching for an aircraft in distress , practicing actions during an emergency landing of an aircraft, an aircraft and its spilled aviation fuel extinguishing, evacuating the crew and passengers, aircraft lifting and transporting and transporting, etc. Airport medical staff conducted first aid training, arrangement of the transportation zone, treatment queue of the injured as well as their registration and transfer to medical institutions.

“Boryspil International Airport was an is now the main airport of our country. The main goal is to restore its operation as soon as possible after the victory, ensuring at that flight safety and passenger security. That is why we conduct training under the most dangerous scenarios of possible emergency situations related to aircraft,” said Oleksiy Dubrevskyi, General Director of Boryspil International Airport.

After the training, the airport rescuers were awarded by Vladimir Sokol, the First Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kyiv region with honorary Certificates and badges of the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service for assistance, bold and decisive actions in extinguishing fires in the Kyiv region.