DEOs reviews operational arrangements for major emergencies

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Staff Reporter

Director-General Punjab Emergency Service Dr Rizwan Naseer chaired a District Emergency Officers (DEOs) video link meeting from Emergency Services Headquarters to review operational arrangements for major emergencies in all districts of Punjab.

DG Rescue discussed in detail the Standard Operating Procedures for Incident Command Management System, Fire and Rescue Protocols for major emergencies.

He directed all DEOs to ensure that all managerial tier of emergency response from incident commander, all squad leaders and operational staff have gone through the SOPs of the Incident Command Management System.

He further directed all DEOs to ensure that the first Incident Management Mock Exercise using all resources shall be conducted within one week by each District at an appropriate site for sectorisation and implementation of the Incident Command Management System.

All District Emergency Officers and senior officers from Rescue Headquarters and Academy attended the meeting.

DG Rescue Punjab said that this exercise was also important to check major emergencies and flood preparedness status at the District level.

He further said all DEOs are responsible to maintain uniform standards of this Emergency Service all across the province.

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