Posts tagged ‘RESCUE’

July 2, 2011

Disaster Preparedness: In future floods, 1122 will come to the rescue

Relief activities transferred from Civil Defence; preparations underway; some emergency staff worried. ILLUSTRATION: MOHSIN ALAM

RAWALPINDI: 

Starting this year, flood relief activities will be provided by Rescue 1122, the Punjab emergency service, after provincial authorities directed the Civil Defence Department to hand over its equipment to the former.

The office of the Civil Defence (CD) district officer has already handed over a motorboat, a recently purchased 40 horsepower engine, 16 life jackets, nine life preservers and other equipment to Rescue 1122 following a notification issued by the district coordination officer (DCO) on June 11.

The district government issued the order after the Punjab governor issued a notification on May 28, which shifted authority over all flood relief activities to Rescue 1122, except for bomb disposal which will remain the exclusive domain of the Civil Defence.

According to the governor’s notification, the decision was to be implemented with immediate effect and was taken to avoid overlaps between the functions of the two departments.

In Rawalpindi, the Civil Defence has been looking after flood and other relief activities along with other rescue department in the low-lying areas of Nullah Leh.

“As the rainy season has just set in, this changing of the guards could prove dangerous for residents of areas that are most at risk,” said Muhammad Khalil, an emergency volunteer with the CD.

He said there are over 1,500 trained volunteers with the department, and a majority of these workers were always ready to respond to emergencies, especially during the monsoon.

CD District Officer Tayyaman Raza confirmed to The Express Tribune that his office had handed over flood-relief equipment to Rescue 1122 on the directions of the DCO.

Raza said his office had also provided the rescuers with a flood management plan prepared by his office to help them cope with any emergency during the rainy season.

Sharing details of the plan, he said they had pointed out as many as 18 localities around Nullah Leh and around other drains that present a flood risk during heavy downpour.

“Now,” he added, “CD has nothing to do with flood-related activities in the city.”

Rescue 1122 District Emergency Officer Abdul Rehman said his team was ready to cope with any emergency and that the holidays of rescue staff had been put off till September 15.

Rehman said that the rescue office routinely receives updates from the Meteorological Department and the early warning system installed at the Rawal Town administration office will function 24 hours a day.

He added that the health department, police and CD would remain on alert till September and would closely monitor the situation to be prepared for any emergency.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2011.

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June 30, 2011

Fire and Security Pakistan 2010

Fire and Security Pakistan 2010

19 – 22 MAY 2010

KARACHI EXPO CENTRE

FIRE & SECURITY PAKISTAN 2010 – MEETING YOUR SAFETY NEEDS

BRINGING FIRE, SAFETY & SECURITY MARKET TO YOUR DOORSTEP

The International Fire & Security Exhibition & Conference – FIRE & SECURITY PAKISTAN serves as an excellent platform in Pakistan for indigenous as well as foreign companies to showcase their product range.

FIRE & SECURITY PAKISTAN 2009 proved to be an interactive and rewarding experience for the participants. It had the participation of 92 companies from 16 countries including Austria, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, U.A.E., U.K. and U.S.A. The exhibition was visited by more than 7000 business professionals and was extensively covered by local and international media including 10 publications from countries like U.K., Russia, China and Pakistan.

The 6th International Fire & Security Exhibition & Conference – FIRE & SECURITY PAKISTAN 2010 will address multi-dimensional safety and security needs of the region. The exhibition will showcase a wide-array of fire fighting, safety and security equipments and systems by leading international and domestic manufacturers, traders and integrators. The show will bring a highly targeted audience from the related industries to witness state-of-the-art technology and reap benefits through excellent networking opportunities.

Scanners to be installed in major cities soon: Malik

ISLAMABAD : Scanners will be installed in major cities to ensure maximum security to the citizens. This was said by Interior Minister Rehman Malik Tuesday in an interview with a private TV channel.

The fixed scanners will be installed at rush locations, after which manual checking of vehicles will not be required, he said.

The mobile and fixed scanners will be imported from China , and the first shipment will reach soon.

In the recent past, about 62 terrorists and their facilitators have been nabbed on check posts; out of which 10 were suicide bombers.

The government will also establish a Students Elite Force, and about 5000 e-mails have been received so far from the students who wanted to work as volunteers under this force. -APP.

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Pogee 2010

19 – 22 MAY 2010

KARACHI EXPO CENTRE

Pakistan with an ideal geographic and strategic location serves as a corridor for the international supply routes of energy. Being a regional power house, the country possess opportunities of setting up the oil and gas pipelines as well as electricity grids within the region and with other neighbouring energy rich countries such as Iran, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

Pakistan’s energy requirements are increasing every year and to meet the rising demand of energy, the government of Pakistan is currently focused on diversification of gas supplies, reconstruction of hydropower plants, construction of underground gas storage facilities, development of oil exploration & production, tapping of renewable energy resources, attracting foreign investment and privatisation of state-owned assets.

Pakistan is responding to the energy development challenge by pursuing a wide range of domestic and imported energy projects and in the year 2008 – 2009, the Oil, Gas and Energy industry has attracted Foreign Investment of about US$ 796 million.

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