Kuching disaster management training includes plane crash, chemical spill
KUCHING: A ‘plane crash’ at the Samajaya Industrial area made waves here at 8am yesterday.
Apart from the crash, there was also an oil and chemical spill, which resulted in an office building crumbling to the ground and a factory catching fire.
Ten victims were identified, with most of them sustaining severe injuries and were rushed to the Sarawak General Hospital.
The search-and-rescue team predicts more victims will be found, and they are ready to assist.
This may sound like an accident or a terrorist attack, but it is neither.
The situation above was part of a D’Mex Disaster Management Training conducted under the observation of the Fire and Rescue Department.
Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department director Khirudin Drahman said the training involved the coordination of various agencies, including the police, the National Security Council, the Chemical Department, the Civil Defence Force, the Health Department as well as Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd.
According to Khirudin, the main purpose of the training was to test the efficiency of each agencies’ standard operating procedure when it came to bigscale disaster and emergency situations.
“The training is done by various agencies. It is held every year to ensure each agencies’ readiness to face emergency situations that could happen at any time,” he said.
The closing ceremony, attended by Fire and Rescue Department director-general Mohd Hamdan Wahid, was held at the Tabuan Jaya Fire and Rescue Department’s headquarters at 5pm.
D’Mex Disaster Management Training being held at the Samajaya Industrial area in Kuching yesterday.