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Mock safety drill carried out at LGBI Airport

By STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Dec 15 - The 1st Battalion of NDRF Guwahati today conducted a mock exercise at the LGBI Airport jointly with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in coordination with various departments and stakeholders, to measure the level of preparedness of first responders at the airport.

RS Gill, Commandant 1st Bn NDRF along with two officers and 35 rescuers participated in the exercise. Government agencies including AAI, CISF, fire services, police and staff of different airlines took part in the drill.

A detailed briefing about the incident response system (IRS) was given by the NDRF Commandant to the participants.

During the drill the participants responded to a scenario depicting an aircraft crash due to overshoot from the runway in which 35 persons got injured. Initially the staff of different airlines and CISF evacuated the surface victims and later task forces comprising various stakeholders took over.

The rescuers of 1st NDRF and other agencies displayed their skills during the exercise by rescuing and evacuating the victims placed under various simulated scenarios. The equipment and manpower used in the exercise played a crucial role in the rescue operations.

NDRF�s �Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear� (CBRN) team checked the area for possible CBRN emergency and the medical first responders and search and rescue squads searched and rescued victims trapped in the airport area.

Airport staff and other participants in the exercise evaluated the response that is imperative to improve the airport emergency plan and emergency procedures.

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Mock safety drill carried out at LGBI Airport

GUWAHATI, Dec 15 - The 1st Battalion of NDRF Guwahati today conducted a mock exercise at the LGBI Airport jointly with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in coordination with various departments and stakeholders, to measure the level of preparedness of first responders at the airport.

RS Gill, Commandant 1st Bn NDRF along with two officers and 35 rescuers participated in the exercise. Government agencies including AAI, CISF, fire services, police and staff of different airlines took part in the drill.

A detailed briefing about the incident response system (IRS) was given by the NDRF Commandant to the participants.

During the drill the participants responded to a scenario depicting an aircraft crash due to overshoot from the runway in which 35 persons got injured. Initially the staff of different airlines and CISF evacuated the surface victims and later task forces comprising various stakeholders took over.

The rescuers of 1st NDRF and other agencies displayed their skills during the exercise by rescuing and evacuating the victims placed under various simulated scenarios. The equipment and manpower used in the exercise played a crucial role in the rescue operations.

NDRF�s �Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear� (CBRN) team checked the area for possible CBRN emergency and the medical first responders and search and rescue squads searched and rescued victims trapped in the airport area.

Airport staff and other participants in the exercise evaluated the response that is imperative to improve the airport emergency plan and emergency procedures.