Ogle Airport tests readiness to respond to emergencies

first_imgThe ability of the Eugene F Correia International Airport, Ogle, East Coast Demerara, staffers and relevant stakeholders was put to the test on Friday morning when an emergency exercise was conducted at the facility where the team was exposed to responding to a firsthand mass causality incident and bomb threat.Director of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Egbert Field told the media that such an exercise is supposed to be conducted at least once per year.During the emergency exercise, the Guyana Fire Service and the Police Force were summoned and promptly responded, he said.“I think the response time was could, could have been better. We commenced the exercise and within I think three or four minutes the Fire Service was out there so like I said we will look at the stopwatches. From my vantage point in the tower I would say that the response was in accordance with standard operating procedures,” Field explained.First aiders responding to a mass casuality at the Eugene F Correia International Airport during the emergency preparedness exerciseAlthough the activity was lauded a success, the Director warned that persons must not get complacent but rather, continue to work hard to be ready to manoeuver in the event of an actual emergency.Meanwhile, Captain Jack McGovern of Virginia, who has been participating in the exercises since 2006, pointed out that the session was intended to examine the preparedness of various departments at the airport.According to him, “The exercise today (Friday) was meant to test many varying levels. In years past we have dealt with one specific issue, whether it be a mass causality incident, a bomb threat or a fire”.McGovern noted that this year the airport was tested to respond to a mass causality incident and a bomb threat at the terminal building which went exceptionally well.He said too, “I think we will come away with things that we can learn from and implement as we move forward to build a better plan to respond even better in the future”.Participating in the emergency exercise were airport staff, the Civil Defense Commission (CDC), the Police Force, Fire Service and others.The need for airport personnel to be attentive to their surroundings and be prepared to offer help and even exit the building in an orderly manner was highlighted only last November when an aircraft crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.About 10 persons were hospitalised after the Boeing 757 aircraft crashed after it encountered hydraulic problems.last_img read more

Cal State men defeat Cal Poly

first_imgPOMONA – Cal State San Bernardino defeated Cal Poly, 3-0, on Wednesday night in CCAA men’s soccer. The Broncos are five points behind the Coyotes with just two matches remaining. Cal State San Bernardino is tied with Cal State Bakersfield for the final wildcard spot in the conference. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week That was more than enough offense for the Coyotes, who used a strong defensive effort to frustrate the Broncos (5-10-3, 4-7-1). Cal State San Bernardino goalie Jeff Canada needed to make only one save for the shutout. Cal Poly/Cal State women’s soccer: Cal Poly Pomona snapped a four-match losing streak by beating visiting Cal State San Bernardino, 2-0, at Kellogg Field in CCAA women’s soccer. The four losses suffered by the Broncos (5-10-2, 4-6-2) all came by one goal and two of them came in double overtime. There were no extra periods Wednesday as the Broncos scored once in each half and relied on some sensational goaltending by Vanessa Richardson. The Coyotes (5-9-1, 3-8-1) had some outstanding chances in the latter stages of the second half, but could not get one past Richardson. The Broncos took a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute when Pamela Leyva scored her second goal of the season. Erica Rodriguez ran the ball down and rifled a shot toward the goal in the 54th minute that was deflected by a quick flick from Jacqueline Ragudos’ foot and into the net. It was the first goal of the season for Ragudos, who was the CCAA Freshman of the Year last season for the Broncos. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Coyotes (7-8-1, 6-6) struck first in the 13th minute when Brent Vander Eyk scored off a corner kick by Barry Steele. That started a big evening for Vander Eyk, who also assisted on two goals by Lorenzo Loson in a six-minute span late in the game. Vander Eyk made a nice pass to a breaking Loson that he drilled into the net in the 81st minute and he sent a cross that sailed to the far side of the box where Loson got to it and knocked it into the net in the 87th minute. last_img read more