Dimapur, March 16: District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Wokha along with, Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority, conducted a mock drill exercise at Wokha on March 16.
During the mock drill exercise, a simulating earthquake scenario was conducted at police point for high rise rescue exercise; Mt. Tiyi College for building collapse, fire incident, search and rescue operations and evacuation; Wokha Town Council (WTC) building for fire incident; District Hospital for serious patient treatment; District Emergency Operation Centre (DEOC) at DC’s conference hall and Staging Area at local ground.
The mock drill exercise was conducted as a preparedness measure and was jointly organized by DDMA Wokha in collaboration with Home guards and Civil Defense and SDRF Wokha, 12 BN NDRF (Force), Fire & Emergency Service Wokha and District Executive Force (DEF) Wokha personnel.
The main staging area was held at Wokha local ground, where NDRF, SDRF, BSG and other line departments and stake holders reported at the area after emergency siren was sounded. During the Mock drill, the District Emergency Operation Centre (DEOC) was set up at DC Conference Hall. The search and rescue team involved 34 personnel of SDRF, 33 NDRF and 20 personnel of Fire & Emergency Service.
Incident Commander & ADC Wokha, Lankonsen Tsanglao while debriefing on the programme, thanked all the personnel of SDRF and NDRF, Fire & Emergency Service, other line departments, stakeholders of the district, Mt. Tiyi College and others for making the drill a success. (Page News Service)