Consultation on disaster preparedness held

Consultation on disaster preparedness held

AALO, Jul 8: A one-day consultative meeting on disaster preparedness and mitigation on frequent fire accidents at Aalo town and potential monsoon related disasters was held under the chairmanship of West Siang Deputy Commissioner Sode Potom at the conference hall of DC office here on Friday last.

In his speech, the DC insisted for conducting awareness camps in all sectors, market places, besides giving fire safety tips by the Disaster Management and Fire Services departments from time to time. Natural disasters do come sometime but man-made disasters due to lack of awareness, poor public participation in awareness campaign, unplanned growth of town, poor house construction, godowns with combustible materials, lack of knowledge on electric appliances, etc can be looked into through cooperation of all, he said.

Circle Officer Lijum Ete and Aalo Fire Station OC in-charge Kirdo Ete also dwelt at length on construction of houses without allotment, electric connection without permission and without space for entry of fire brigade in many sectors are posing serious problem. DDMO Nima Dorjee outlined the objective of the meeting and gave detailed deliberation on DDMA Act, Advisory Committee, Incident Response Team, evacuation, mock drill etc. The representatives from sectors, public and Bazar secretaries also spoke and shared their useful suggestions. (DIPRO)

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