Dis­as­ter drill to take place in Govi-Al­tai

The UB Post - - DOMESTIC -

Govi-Al­tai Prov­ince will or­ga­nize a dis­as­ter drill from Septem­ber 13 to 15 to test the readi­ness and re­sponse of the com­mu­nity to a hy­po­thet­i­cal emer­gency sit­u­a­tion.

A spe­cial team led by Deputy Head of the Na­tional Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency Colonel B.Uu­gan­ba­yar is set­ting up the drill and will pro­vide tech­ni­cal and method­olog­i­cal as­sis­tance to the lo­cal emer­gency work­ers. The team re­port­edly met with Govi-Al­tai Prov­ince’s emer­gency de­part­ment, dis­as­ter pro­tec­tion di­vi­sion, spe­cial units, gov­ern­ment and non-gov­ern­ment agen­cies, and other as­so­ci­ated au­thor­i­ties on Septem­ber 8 and 9, and in­structed them to im­me­di­ately start pre­par­ing for the drill.

A hy­po­thet­i­cal dis­as­ter drill is or­ga­nized ev­ery year in Govi-Al­tai Prov­ince in con­form­ity with an agree­ment be­tween the Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Provincial Mayor. The drill aims to en­hance knowl­edge and skills of lo­cal emer­gency work­ers and im­prove their re­sponse and readi­ness to a dis­as­ter or a public cri­sis in the event of a real dis­as­ter. The drills are or­ga­nized in a re­al­is­tic, in­ter­ac­tive and mod­er­ately stress­ful way for the par­tic­i­pants to make it more ef­fec­tive, a lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tive said. He added that the drills are usu­ally based on events that hap­pened in the prov­ince in the past, or events that are highly pos­si­ble.

In re­la­tion to the gen­eral drill, Govi-Al­tai Prov­ince has trans­ferred to a height­ened state of alert, fol­low­ing the mayor’s or­der.

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