GardaWorld works with local and federal authorities in a simulated crash landing training exercise

October 5, 2018

At GardaWorld, our airport security services are designed to get passengers, crew and cargo from the ground to the sky and back again, in the safest, most efficient way possible. We’re always proactively implementing new protocols, trainings and technologies to be at the forefront of the fast-changing landscape of airport security.

We know that airport security training isn’t just about business as usual. Our personnel need to be ready to calmly and expertly respond in the event of an emergency situation. That’s why we regularly take part in disaster simulation exercises to train and prepare our staff, as well as to perfect our crisis response procedures.

A successful crash landing simulation event

On September 15, GardaWorld participated in an emergency crash landing simulation at North Peace Regional Airport in Fort Saint John, British Columbia. In the training exercise, teams of security personnel, emergency workers and airport officials were told that a plane had engine trouble and had crash landed near the runway, with 30 people on board.

GardaWorld’s role in the simulation was to secure the perimeter, ensure timely access for emergency services, and provide assistance to the emergency providers and injured passengers—in this case, actors. Most importantly, GardaWorld was there to ensure that airport terminal and grounds security continued as usual, and that all routine checks and procedures were followed, despite the crisis situation.


 GardaWorld’s airport security staff in Fort Saint John, BC took part in a simulated crash landing training exercise


The training simulation required our team to coordinate closely with other participating partners, including Air Canada, WestJet, the Canadian Air Transportation Security Authority, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as local ambulance and fire services.

As always, we appreciate the opportunity to practice our security coordination and communication procedures across multiple stakeholders. We take pride in the strong relationships we have built with a range of private and public services, such as police forces.


A plane that appears to have crash landed on the grass beside a runway


GardaWorld’s airport security services

We deliver a range of security services for airport authorities, airlines and private freight carriers. We have been providing security services to North Peace River Regional Airport, where the training simulation took place, for eight years now. Our team of nine highly trained and certified staff provide airport ground security, parking management, passenger marshalling, passenger assistance and more, 24/7.

The North Peace River Regional airport is one of the many airports that rely on our security services. GardaWorld provides services to airports, freight carriers and passenger airlines all around the world. Our services include passenger and cargo screening, restricted area access control, cabin and baggage search, airport patrols, emergency responses and more. Find out more about GardaWorld’s airport services.

At GardaWorld, we take pride in the trust that airport operators, airline companies and freight carriers put in us every day, to keep their business operations running smoothly and most importantly, to keep their people and passengers safe.