AAI airports prepare for better handling of airport emergencies
A five-day training programme on handling airport emergencies was conducted at Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Airport, Patna. The objective of the training programme is to enhance the preparedness of Airport Emergency Handlers to respond to CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) emergencies i.e. encompassing threats emanating from handling of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear material at the airports. The training programme is being organized in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS). Four batches have already been trained one each at Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and Varanasi airports. The programme consists of lectures as well as field training, including live demonstrations of detection and decontamination including use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).