Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEx) under the aegis of Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) was conducted across the state in the various district headquarters on November 21.
Kiphire: In Kiphire district during the exercise, three locations were identified as emergency area such as ZPC College, Rest House Ward and District Hospital Kiphire with Kiphire Helipad as staging area.
Cloudburst, flash flood, lightening, landslide etc were some of the triggered effected scenario. Volunteers acted as disabled people and other disaster affected persons. After the NEPEx programme, de-briefing was also held at the staging site. (Correspondent)
Longleng: According to DIPR report, in Longleng the rescue and operation team comprising of all government departments and agencies gathered at the local ground to provide necessary assistances and rescue operations. The ‘F’ Company 44th Assam Rifle, Longleng set up immediate relief camp and arranged the staging area. DC who is the responsible officer visited the medical and relief camp and interacted with the rescue teams and victims. Later at his conference hall, there was debriefing where respective officers reported their activities.
Phek: In phek the exercise was conducted at local ground Phek. DDMA Phek performed the mock drill at Bethel Colony, Jerico-11 Colony, Hebron-1 Colony, Phek Government College and Treasury Office.
Wokha: The mock exercise was conducted at seven location/incident base namely, Mt. Tiyi College Wokha (building collapse), Dr. Motsuo Memorial District Hospital (patient treatment), Wokha Town Council Shopping complex (Fire), Police Point (building collapse), LMS School (evacuation drill), DBS (evacuation drill) and Government Fishery/Tsumang lake (drowning). Emergency operation centre, staging area, incident command post, relief camp, operation section, planning section and logistic section were located at public ground Wokha to monitor the mock drill. Rescue operation and mock exercise was done with the assistance by personnel from SDRF (Home Guards & Civil Defense), community first responders, Scout & Guides, TOTs and village disaster management authority (Wokha & Longsa villages).
Mokokchung: Mock drill exercise was held at Mokokchung under deputy commissioner, Mokokchung, Limawapang Jamir who is also the responsible officer of the district level Incident Response System (IRS), Mokokchung. All the IRS team and district disaster management authority members including district administration, line departments, Para Military, Police, Home Guards, NGOs and students took part in the drill.
Mon: Scenario of emergency preparedness exercise was initiated by the district administration and the entire line departments under Mon. Following locations were marked for the exercise which included District Hospital, Lucy’s shopping complex, FCI godown, BDO residence, residence of Chingkai, PWD (R&B) office, CMO office, DEO office, DRDA office, Nokton BDO residence, ADC Guest House, Office Club, Walo Guest House and Power House.
Staging area was set up at DC Office Complex, Relief Camp at Town Council Hall, Helibase at Helipad, makeshift/temporary Hospital at Rapha Hospital Complex, Incident Command Post at DC Office Complex and DB’s court as operation section, planning section and logistics section. 100 volunteers from Mon Theological College and Konyak Baptist Church Mon were designated as community first responders.
Tuensang: The drill was conducted at three locations viz Youth Resources department office building as building collapse rescue situation, bazaar fire incident situation and Water Resources office site as landslide situation. Number of volunteers deployed on the drill included 33 NCC cadets, three teachers in charge from GHSS Tuensang, Akum Imlong School and Loyem Memorial School, 16 nurses and medical attendants along with 2 doctors. 34 SDRF along with one officer and 33 DEF along with four officers were also engaged in the mega mock drill operations. Staging location was located at Loyem Memorial Ground where all the volunteers and participants gathered for the demobilization and debriefing.
Peren: Stationing at GHSS ground as emergency operation centre (EOC), mock drill on rescue operation was carried out at different locations namely; Barial Valley School, Christian School, Baptist School, ADC Office, CDPO Office, Alum Residence, Suiba Residence, Keisen Residence, Teisile Residence, Nursing Home and Jalukie Civil Hospital.
The staging area was set up at Govt. Hr. Sec. School (GHSS) ground, Jalukie.
The exercise was conducted to generate awareness among the communities and different agencies on how to establish mechanism for effective response to any disaster. After the emergency meeting, Incident Response System (IRS), Operation Section, Planning Section and Logistic Section swung into full action after a briefing by the Incident Commander, ADC Old Peren, Moa Sangtam. The main observer of the mock drill drive was Veterinary & Animal Husbandry College DEAN, Dr. Capt. G.D Rao
Zunheboto: Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEx) Mockdrill 2019 was successfully conducted in Zunheboto district at Zunheboto local ground.