An emergency response mock drill was conducted by the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) at Habrubari in Kokrajhar district on Friday,which was a part of offsite emergency mock on the IOCL Guwahati-Siliguri underground pipeline to test the preparedness of its emergency personnel.
A live fire fighting exercise was carried out alongside the drill by Fire and Rescue Services personnel. The mock drill started with hooting of the emergency siren where all official and IOCL employees were seen rushing to the spot and they combated the fire. The fire combat team also joined and the fire was brought under control after 40-minutes. The clear signal and siren was blown. Thereafter, the combating teams, rescue team and auxiliary teams reported to Chief Emergency Controller cum location in-charge and reported that there were no causalities.
The emergency team, made a demonstration on pipeline leak arrest, fitting of leak clamp and usage of extinguishers such as dry chemical powder during the drill. A fire control demonstration was also carried out by Fire and Rescue Services personnel.
Madhav Prasad Sarma,Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner stressing the importance of coordination between the district administrations, Fire and Rescue Services, local village administrations and IOCL in handling emergency situations said that it will create awareness among common citizens while bringing safe and safety.
Ajit Mohan Das, operation Manager of IOCL,other senior officials were also present in the programme.