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Mega Mock Drill was conducted by CISF, DPA & 6th BN NDRF at DPA, Kandla

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GANDHIDHAM : On 29.05.2024 at 1600hrs a Mega Mock Drill on the theme “Earthquake” was organized by CISF Unit of Deendayal Port Authority Kandla in association with DPA KANDLA at abandoned building near Cargo Berth No. 15 Gate in coordination with 6th BN NDRF, DPA Fire team, DPA Medical team, IFFCO, ICGS, IOCL, SOG, IB and Kandla Marine Police. At the outset, the CISF Cargo Berth No. 15 Gate Incharge informed CISF Control Room that due to earthquake, building near Berth Number 15 Gate was collapsed and 8 victims are trapped.

Accordingly, the Control Room In-charge immediately activated all concerned agencies and informed the same to Unit Commander, Chairman, Dy. Chairman, Dy. Conservator, Chief Engineer, Chief Mechanical Engineer, Traffic Manager, Chief Medical Officer, Signal Station In-charge, DPA Fire and District administration.

The DPA Management in response called 6th BN NDRF, Vadodara and informed about the incident. CISF contingency reserve reached the spot and cordoned the site of disaster and emergency siren was raised for evacuation.

All the operations of the Port were completely stopped by Traffic Department and the evacuation of men and vehicles were made unidirectional by allowing them exit and all the incoming movement was also stopped except service vehicles.

All building I/c or site I/c done head count at assembly area found numbers of victim. Meanwhile DPA Fire and Medical team reached the site. NDRF team also reached and taken charge and Command Post, Medical Post and Communication Post was established near to the site. The Commander of the NDRF team taken briefing from Unit Commander of CISF Unit DPA KANDLA (first responder) and made announcement to communicate and locate the victims in the building. DPA Fire team doused the fire. CE department cleared the approach road.

A few victims were evacuated by the help of NDRF personnel by walking and on stretchers and given first-aid. A victim was trapped in a collapsed structure which was carefully cut and then the victim was rescued. A few victims were trapped on the top floor of the building which was rescued by the NDRF team by rope slithering. By this way, all the 03 victims were safely evacuated. Among 08 disaster survivors, the minor affected were given medical first aid and those critically injured were sent to Government Hospital Rambagh after stabilizing themselves and giving first aid. After this, all the team leaders completed their assigned task and gave ok reports of their operation to the Incident Commander who then declared the Mega Mock Drill as closed and took permission from the Observer.

Asstt. Commandant CISF Unit DPA KANDLA Shri Sushil Kumar was present as an Observer of this drill. Shri Bhavesh Madhavi, Safety Officer-DPA, Shri Aseem Chakraborty Fire-cum Safety Officer DPA, Shri Dev Yadav Security Officer of IFFCO Kandla and all Assistant Traffic Managers, were also present on the occasion to witness the Mock Drill. Employees of the Traffic Department, Fire Section, CE, CME and the Medical team participated in the Mock drill. By doing this, coordination, familiarization, a sense of security, and confidence are generated in all stakeholders. All participants praised the specialized NDRF team and all concerned who have taken pains to make this event successful & involved in this Joint Mock Drill. The mock drill was organized under the overall supervision of the undersigned and a vote of thanks was given to all guests, the NDRF team, DPA Management, DPA Fire team, CE team, DPA Medical team, IOCL, ICGS, IB, SOG and all stakeholders and sister agencies for their active participation and making the Mega Mock Drill successful.

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