JAMMU, Apr 21: A mock ‘Emergency Response Drill’ was conducted by Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) at their LPG Bottling Plant situated at Bari Brahmana.
Various state Govt. deptts. like J&K Fire and Emergency Services, J&K Pollution Control Board, ESI Hospital and neighbouring industries like Hindustan Petroleum Corporation participated in this exercise. Indian Oil Corporation’s Plant Manager Tejpal Dahiya was the Fire-in-chief & site controller; who supervised the entire mock emergency drill.
Mr Dahiya told that such exercises are conducted by them on a regular basis so as to assess the emergency preparedness of their employees and response time of the concerned Govt. departments and the neighbouring mutual-aid partner industries.
The action started when the emergency siren began to ring declaring the ‘Filled LPG Tanker on Fire’ within the bottling plant premises. All the plant officers and employees were shown the exact location of the incident and they immediately rushed to the area and combated the fire emergency with their capacity. While the fire combat team reached the spot and immediately started damage control, fire extinguishers were operated to control the fire and after that the automatic water spray system started its cooling effect. The other teams lead by Mohinder Kumar, Anchal Dass, Neha Thapa & Suman Tagotra also actively participated in this mock fire emergency drill.
Kuldeep Bhan District Officer, Pollution Control Board, Samba and S.C. Verma, Divisional Fire Officer Samba participated in the drill along with other Fire Officials .