Air Crash

Planes Use Our Airspace Every Day

Maple Ridge is located directly under many major route passages for airplanes arriving and departing at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). As well, we are situated between Pitt Meadows Airport (YPK) and Abbotsford International Airport (YXX). Our unique location makes Maple Ridge a hub of activity for air traffic.
Being prepared for the possibility of an air crash in Maple Ridge is a necessity.

Emergency Management Plans are a system for managing emergencies and irregular operations at YVR, YPK and YXX. The management plans incorporate comprehensive training programs, simulation drills and live scenario exercises for emergency response personnel and agencies. These exercises give responders an opportunity to apply and enhance their skills, ensuring an efficient, effective and coordinated response to an emergency situation.

The Airport Authority's Emergency Management Plan is assessed and refined on an ongoing basis to incorporate knowledge gained through real-life and simulated emergencies, and the latest developments in airport safety and emergency management.

For more on information on the Airport Authority or Emergency Management at YVR, contact the Manager, Emergency Planning at 604-276-6563 or visit their website.

For more information on Airport Security at YPK, contact Office Services Coordinator at 604-276-8777 ext. 9 or visit their website.

For more information on Airport Security at YXX, contact 604-855-1001 or visit Abbotsford Airport website.