Dimapur, June 22: The 2nd quarterly meeting of District Disaster Management Authority ( DDMA) Dimapur was held today at DCs conference Hall Dimapur under the chairmanship of DC and Chairman DDMA Dimapur, Keveka Kevin Zehol.
The meeting was held to review and discuss the monsoon preparedness level in Dimapur district and the proposed monsoon mock drill to be held.
DC Dimapur reminded all the line departments to pull up their socks and be ready to work for the services and welfare of the people, stating that disaster happens un-announced. He observed that the 1st Mock drill conducted was not so impressive and urged upon all the line departments to be fully prepared for emergency.
District Disaster Management officer Dimapur, Rendemo Lotha informed that 1 Company of 12 batallion National Disaster Response Force from Arunachal are presently stationed at the Central Training Institute. Very soon they will be conducting mock drill simulating scenario of river side drowning, he maintained.
The meeting also discussed the need for undertaking power department audit, as power department becomes very vital during disaster, where the power line has to be disconnected first for safety purpose. The members also discussed the importance of installing fire extinguishers in offices, colleges, schools, business establishments, cinema halls etc and also the knowledge on how to handle the equipment.
Officials from fire and emergency service felt that high rise buildings of 15 metres and above should have 2 stairways (left and right) and an emergency exit. The meeting also discussed the need for hydrolic ladder for Dimapur district. (Page News Service)