NDRF conducts joint mock drill
Indian Oil Corporation, Noonmati and Indane Bottling Plant Mirza, Assam take part in exercise
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 16: A joint mock exercise on industrial disaster emergency and response was conducted today at Indian Oil Corporation, Noonmati and Indane Bottling Plant at Mirza to ensure effective response of stakeholders and employees.
First NDRF Battalion took active participation and assisted plant employees in planning and coordition at the initial stage. Rescuers of NDRF participated in exercise with all required response tools and equipment in the exercise.
NDRF rescuers, during the exercise, established command post and medical base in safety prone areas so as to monitor the situation and provide pre-hospital treatment to victims. During the mock drill effective methodology and response drills were rehearsed and practiced to ensure effective speedy and safe operation with very limited equipment.
Industrial disaster response and mitigation exercises mock drills generate mass awareness in all sections of society. This kind of mock drills also develops better coordition which is essential to respond to actual disaster situations moreover disaster response is not only the task of specialized groups; community groups, youths working personnel, NGOs, various authorities and civil administration also play an instrumental role for effective and accountable disaster magement. The community should be aware of the hazardous installations and knowhow to combat the situation. The local community has to be informed of the response steps to be taken in case of an accident community member should monitor the pollution levels of the industry and participate in mock drills for evacuation.
Approx 265 NDRF personnel, IOC Noonmati staff, and personnel of the CISF, Traffic Police, Fire and SDRF, District Administration, Assam Police, gari Samiti, Medical and Health Service participated in the joint mock drill.
The exercise concluded with a note to organize more such exercise in future so that the effective response operations during industrial disaster could be carried out to save precious human lives.