Rescue 1122 conducts mock flood exercise for monsoon

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ATTOCK, JUNE 20 (DNA) – Rescue 1122 conducted second mock flood exercise on Saturday at Shahdi Khal site at River sindh in which Rescue 1122, Health Department, Education Department, Livestock department, rescue volunteers/scouts, and Police Department participated.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Revenue Ch Abdul Majid witnessed the second pre-flood exercise along with District Emergency Officer Rescue 1122 Dr Main Muhammad Ashfaq.

The mock flood exercise was aimed at shifting the stranded people to safer places. The various departments including Rescue, Health, Livestock and others also registered for setting up of medical camps.

This purposeful exercise was conducted to check preparedness level, response strategy and coordination of rescue teams with other departments to deal with any flood emergency in upcoming monsoon season. Besides that, Dr. Main Muhammad Ashfaq District Emergency Officer Rescue 1122, Attock briefed Additional  Deputy Commissioner Revenue Ch Abdul Majid said strong departmental coordination and swift response to any flood emergency can save precious lives. During the mock exercise, the 1122 water-rescuers saved lives of drowning victims.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Revenue overview the mock exercise and while speaking on the occasion he said that the purpose of mock exercise was to review the presentations regarding flood and such exercises help to check the tools condition and to enhance liaison among the departments.

He said that Rescue 1122 is doing great job and such joint exercises helps to improve coordination between all stakeholders and resources may be made compatible with that of the challenge. Furthermore he also appreciated volunteers contribution in this regard. DNA

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