Tacloban Airport conducts first full-scale emergency exercise


On February 28, 2024, Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban conducted its first-ever full-scale emergency exercise. The comprehensive drill, held from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN, simulated various emergency scenarios to test the airport’s preparedness.

The exercise involved coordinated efforts between airport emergency response teams, local fire brigades, medical units, and other responders. Scenarios included simulated aircraft incidents, medical emergencies, and fire outbreaks.

Mr. Asher Ithamar B. Allunar, Acting Airport Manager of Tacloban (DZR) Airport, said:

This historic event marks a significant milestone in our continuous effort to enhance our emergency response capabilities.

Engr. Danilo T. Abareta, Civil Aviation Area Manager, Area Center VIII, emphasized the collaborative efforts involved, stating:

The success of this exercise is a testament to the power of collaboration among our local emergency responders.

Meanwhile, Undersecretary Mark Roa Gimenez, from the Office for Regional Concerns and Facilitation of Presidential Assistance – Presidential Management Staff, highlighted the importance of such exercises in building resilience and enhancing the country’s disaster response capabilities.

As the airport sets a new standard in emergency preparedness, the exercise underscores the importance of continuous improvement and collaboration in ensuring the safety and well-being of the flying public.

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