Sunday, February 5, 2023

Mock drill exercise conducted at Noklak

DIMAPUR: District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Noklak in collaboration with 12th Bn. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team conducted a mock drill exercise on April 2 at Noklak HQ under the chairmanship of DC and chairman DDMA Noklak, Hiazu Meru.
According to DIPR, during the mock drill exercise, the scenario of an earthquake of magnitude 7.9 on the Richter scale striking Noklak at 11 am was enacted.
The rescue operation was displayed by the NDRF Kohima team while the responsible officer, incident commander, operation section, planning section, and logistics section communicated with each other to take stock of the situation.
Company Commander, AR Noklak Major Arpit Gupta from Assam Rifles was the observer of the mock drill exercise.
Earlier on April 1, at the Table Top exercise, DC, Noklak Hiazu Meru highlighted the importance of the exercise and stated that mock drill was conducted as part of the exercise for preparedness and awareness when actual disaster strikes. With the help of a PowerPoint presentation, DC reviewed the IRS’s roles and responsibilities.
He also led the group discussion on the scenario.
Assistant Commandant, 12th Bn NDRF Itanagar Sanjay Prasad Sharma highlighted the introduction to NEPEx, IRS, and mock exercise.
Volunteers from IRCS, Christian High school, Noklak, Civil Societies, Government departments, and agencies actively participated and played their respective roles and responsibilities as assigned to them in the Incident Response System (IRS). It may be mentioned that the exercise was the first of its kind in Noklak.
Table top exercise at Niuland
Meanwhile, coordination meeting-cum-tabletop exercise for earthquake simulation mock drill was held at DC Office Niuland on April 2.
DC and chairman DDMA Niuland, Ajit Kumar Verma briefed the gathering about the role and functions of the DDMA in the district. Resource person, asst. manager (Relief, Recovery & mitigation) NSDMA, L.Jonjibemo Odyuo highlighted the function of Incident Report System (IRS) and sequence of events for mock drill, discussion on locally availability manpower etc.
A host of officers from the different departments attended the programme.

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