Arrangements finalized for Murree snowfall season reviewed

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The Secretary, Punjab Emergency Service (PES), Rescue-1122 Dr Rizwan Naseer on Tuesday visited Murree and reviewed the emergency plan prepared to deal with any emergency during snowfall. The secretary reviewed all the arrangements finalized for Murree district and checked measures taken to give a quick response in case of any emergency.

The District Emergency Officer (DEO) Murree gave a briefing regarding the plan during a meeting held at the District Headquarters, Murree. Provincial Monitoring Officer, Ayaz Aslam, Head of Information and Community Safety, Diba Shahnaz, Regional Emergency Officer Dr Abdul Rehman, DEO Murree, Engineer Sibghat Ullah, Control Room in-charge and Rescue and Safety Officer Murree also attended the meeting.

Dr Rizwan Naseer on the occasion also observed mock drills by the district staff to deal with emergencies during snowfall. The secretary was informed that the purpose of deploying resources at strategic locations was to respond to blizzard and snow emergencies in a timely and effective manner. District Murree Rescuers and Community Emergency Response Teams actively participated in the exercise. The secretary inspected the deployment of the rescuers and emergency vehicles at 14 strategic emergency points and emergency facility centers established at various locations in Murree.

Addressing the meeting, Dr Naseer directed the DEO Murree that the response of the rescue service related to snow storm or any untoward incident during winter should be prompt and professional.