Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEX) conducted throughout the state today

Kohima, November 21 (NE): Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority conducted Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEX) throughout the state today, November 21, 2019.


(NSDMA conducted Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEX) at Phek | Photo: DIPR)

Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority conducted Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEX) on 21st November 2019 at local ground Phek. The DDMA Phek performed the mock drill at Bethel colony, Jerico-11 colony, Hebron-1 colony, Phek Government College and Treasury Office.


(NSDMA conducted Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEX) at Wokha | Photo: DIPR)

Joining the rest of the state Wokha conducted mega mock drill/exercise NEPEx for preparedness and mitigation on 21st November 2019. The mock exercise was conducted at seven location/ incident base namely, Mt.Tiyi College Wokha (Building collapse), Dr. Motsuo Memorial District Hospital (Patient treatment), Wokha Town Council Shopping complex (Fire), Police Point (Building collapse), LMS School (Evacuation drill), DBS (Evacuation drill) and Government Fishery/Tsumang lake (Drowning).emergency operation centre, staging area, incident command post, relief camp, operation section, planning section and logistic section were located at public ground Wokha to monitor the mock drill.

The rescue operation and mock exercise was done with the assistance by personnel from SDRF (Home Guards & Civil Defense), Community First Responders, Scout & Guides, TOTs and Village Disaster Management Authority (Wokha village & Longsa village).

Deputy Commissioner, Wokha & Chairman Wokha District Disaster Management Authority, Orenthung Lotha thanked all departments and stake holders involved for the successful conduct of the mock exercise. While debriefing after the exercise the DC also stated disaster strike without warning which leads to sudden catastrophic, loss of lives and properties where he urged all line departments and stakeholders to be prepared and keep themselves well equipped to tackle in times of emergencies and eventualities.

He also urged line departments, units and team leaders to be aware of their role and responsibilities so that timely response and recovery can be activated to handle any kind of situation in a way to limit damage and to lessen the impact of disaster.


(NSDMA conducted Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEX) at Longleng | Photo: DIPR)

Mock drill exercise on Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Excise (NEPEx) was held at longleng on 21st Nov. 2019 with the rest of the state. Mock drill exercise on earthquake was performed in two locations one at DC office and the other at Agri Ward Circular Road damaged by massive landslide.

After hearing the warning bell the rescue and operation team comprised of all Government departments and agencies gathered at the local ground to provide necessary assistances and rescue operations. The ‘F’ Company 44th Assam Rifle, Longleng set up immediate relief camp and arranged the staging area. After briefing the rescue and operation team by the Incident Commander D. Robi ADC, Longleng the teams comprised of the Fire Service, Police and Security Force rushed to the affected locations. The medical team also rushed to the affected areas along with doctors and nurses with First Aid facilities. After rescuing the victims the rescue teams rushed backed to the relief & staging area camp and provided medical facilities to the victims.

The Deputy Commissioner who is the Responsible Officer visited the medical and relief camp and interacted with the rescue teams and victims. During the debriefing the respective officers reported their activities to the Responsible Officer. The Major S.K. Kaushik of 44th A/R who was the observer of the mock drill exercise presented the overall picture of NEPEx performed by the district officials. He also informed the RO about the success of the Mock Drill Exercise conducted and shared the lack of manpower like SRDF team, infrastructure, equipments and machineries to effectively response and manages when real disaster strikes Longleng district.

The DC & RO lauded the team for successful conduct of Mock Drill Exercise despite shortage of manpower, equipments and machineries in the district. He exhorted the teams to learn from the mock drill exercise and reflect their responsibilities in times of real disaster. He also appealed to have coordination among the officers and staffs and extend fullest cooperation and support to each other in times of such disasters to respond effectively to any kind of disaster to minimize more life and property. The Incident Commander & ADC Longleng D. Robin also lauded the participants for their active participation in the NEPEx. He asserted that it is a serious exercise to tackle the situations when such disaster hits our district and urged the participants to be more responsive in the next exercise.


(NSDMA conducted Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEX) at Kiphire | Photo: DIPR)

Kiphire district carried out Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEx) at the District Headquarter Kiphire on 21st November 2019. The mock drill was held in order to give awareness since we are vulnerable to many calamities such as Earthquake, Landslide, flashflood, thunderstorm, Hail storm, Forest fire and Cloudburst etc.

The mock drill was organised by the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority along with the district Administration to give awareness to the general public to give aware in different seasons of the year to acclimatize and to build resilience to different extreme weather in the district as well as in the state. The district level incident Response system (IRS) under the Abbreviation was also arranged systematically like incident Commanders, Operation section, planning section, and Logistic Section.

During the debriefing Deputy Commissioner Kiphire, Sarita Yadav IAS expressed her gratitude to all the district Officers their active participation. Superintendent of Police Kiphire, Amit Nigam IPS encouraged the officers, volunteers and the participants for their support and actively involved which was successfully ended. Second in Command Assam Rifle R.K Chhetri also encouraged the people of Kiphire to continuously cooperate with each other during such times as well as during actual disaster incidents.


(NSDMA conducted Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEX) at Mon | Photo: DIPR)

Mon District Disaster Management Authority conducted Emergency Exercise on 21st Nov 2019 as per directive given by the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) to conduct National Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEx) in collaboration National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

Scenario of Emergency Preparedness Exercise was initiated by the District Administration and the entire line departments under Mon.

The following locations were marked for the exercise which included District Hospital, Lucy’s shopping complex, FCI godown, BDO residence, residence of Chingkai, PWD (R&B) office, CMO office, DEO office, DRDA office, Nokton BDO residence, ADC Guest House, Office Club, Walo Guest House and Power House.

Staging area was set up at DC Office Complex, Relief Camp at Town Council Hall, Helibase at Helipad, makeshift/temporary Hospital at Rapha Hospital Complex, Incident Command Post at DC Office Complex and DB’s Court as Operation Section, Planning Section and Logistics section. 100 volunteers from Mon Theological College and Konyak Baptist Church Mon were designated as Community First Responders.

Incident Response System (IRS) during the Exercise were Thavaseelan K IAS DC Mon as Responsible Officer, Hiazu Meru ADC as Incident Commander, Superintendent Of Police as Safety Officer, SDO (C) Establishment as Liaison Officer, Superintendent NST as Nodal Officer (Air Operation), DPRO as information and Media Officer, Addl SP as Operation Section Chief, SDO (C) Development as Planning Section Chief and SDPO as Logistic Section Chief. All HOD s and staff of Line department took part in the Exercise.

Earlier, on 20th Nov 2019, Mon District Disaster Management Authority held a meeting and Table – Top exercise based on the Incident Response System (IRS) of Mon District was conducted at DC Conference Hall.

This Mega Mock exercise is to test the capability of the district to responds, manage and timely responds during the time of disaster and to minimize loss of lives and properties.


(NSDMA conducted Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEX) at Tuensang Town | Photo: DIPR)

Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority Tuensang conducted a Mega Mock Drill on Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise at Tuensang town on 21st of November 2019. DIG Range Rajashikaran was the Observer of the event. The drill was conducted at three locations viz Youth Resources Department office building as building collapse rescue situation, Bazaar fire incident situation and Water Resources office site as Landslide situation.

The number of volunteers deployed on the drill included 33 NCC cadets, three teachers in charge from GHSS Tuensang, Akum Imlong School and Loyem Memorial School, 16 nurses and medical attendants along with 2 doctors. 34 SDRF along with one officer and 33 DEF along with four officers were also engaged in the mega mock drill operations.

The staging location was located at Loyem Memorial Ground where all the volunteers and participants were gathered for the demobilization and debriefing. DIG as the Observer gave feedbacks and Deputy Commissioner of Tuensang as Responsible Officer concluded the event with his remark.


(NSDMA conducted Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEX) at Jalukie Town | Photo: DIPR)

Peren District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) successfully conducted State wide mega mock drill of Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEx) on 21st Nov’2019 at Jalukie Town. The exercise was conducted to generate awareness among the communities and different agencies on how to establish mechanism for effective response to any disaster.

The NEPEx mock drill began with the sounding of emergency siren at 10:00 a.m after which an emergency meeting was held at ADC Conference Hall, Jalukie which was chaired by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Peren, Sentiwapang Aier.

After the emergency meeting, Incident Response System (IRS), Operation Section, Planning Section and Logistic Section swung into full action after a briefing by the Incident Commander, ADC Old Peren, Moa Sangtam. The staging area was set up at Govt. Hr. Sec. School (GHSS) ground, Jalukie.

Stationing at GHSS ground as Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), mock drill on rescue operation was carried out at different locations namely; Barial Valley School, Christian School, Baptist School, ADC Office, CDPO Office, Alum Residence, Suiba Residence, Keisen Residence, Teisile Residence, Nursing Home and Jalukie Civil Hospital.

Striking Force Commander reported damages in 4 schools, 3 offices and in 3 residental houses and it will be followed by spot verification to ascertain all the casualties. The total casualties as per the mock drill drive was; death reported-09, major injured-61 and minor injured-130.

The main observer of the mock drill drive was Veterinary & Animal Husbandry College DEAN, Dr. Capt. G.D Rao wherein he commented that the mock drill was a huge success and lauded all the participating units for carrying out their assigned tasks with professionalism.

Later, Staging Area Manager EAC Jalukie, C. Wangan summed up and demobilized the mock drill drive, while DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier thanked all the sectors and officials involved and also the citizens of Jalukie town for their co-operation in making the exercise a grand success.

(News Source: DIPR)