Addis Ababa, 21 March 2023
Addis Ababa Bole International Airport has successfully conducted an hour long, full-scale emergency drill inside the airport. The drill helps to assess and validate the response capability, emergency equipment, communication and coordination of all personnel and agencies involved in emergency aid providing. Furthermore, the exercise also provides emergency response personnel from outside the airport the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the airport’s layout and resources which is a crucial element at times of real emergency situations. Accordingly, movement of emergency service vehicles between local hospitals and the airport has also been part of the exercise. Addis Ababa Airport conducts emergency drill exercises every other year.