Command post exercises took place in Ak-Terek village

published: 25 July 2014

Сommand post exercises of the civil protection authorities in the event of threats and emergencies because of the earthquake took place yesterday in Ak-Terek village, Jeti-Oguz District of Issyk-Kul region

Four hundred eighty representatives of ambulance, firefighters, police, district power plant employees, epidemiological, veterinary services, as well as Kumtor mine site’s rescue team participated in the exercise, organized by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic.

According to the proposed scenario, participants practiced their skills to overcome the various emergencies that may occur during earthquakes, such as fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, traffic accidents, broken power lines and others emergencies. Teams have also demonstrated their ability to assist more than 400 refugees from areas affected by natural disasters: checked for radiation contamination, made records, performed a physical examination and provided necessary support, and later they accommodated people in the camp.

All services participated in the prevention of the effects of the earthquake coped with their tasks. Exercises helped to reveal shortcomings and outline plans for the improvement of cooperation between different services and businesses, as well as to evaluate Ministry’s level of activities aimed at civilian protection. Similar exercises are held at the district level every three years.

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