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Action Plan for Amritsar Fire Service



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6 Action Plan for Amritsar Fire Service
Response Activation:


  1. As soon as the Nodal Officer gets information about the disaster, he should reach the EOC.

  2. The Quick Response teams will be deployed at the Onsite EOCs.

  3. As per the information from IMT, more officers may be sent at site.

Actions to be taken:



  1. At the site, QRTs should contact the local volunteers and local people to gather information about vulnerable areas so that search and rescue operations can take place through a proper channel in heavily dense areas, large buildings, community centers, hotels, hospitals, public buildings and any other area having large gathering.

  2. Locate the damaged and collapsed structures and rescue the population buried and trapped in rubble.

  3. The injured people should be taken out of damaged buildings etc with utmost care.

  4. Special care to women and children groups should be given as they are expected to be more affected and helpless incase of any emergency situation.

  5. Coordinate with the Transportation ESF if a large number of medical professionals need to be sent to the affected sites and/or a large number of victims need to be transported to health facilities.

Equipments to be brought:



  1. Water Tenders

  2. Ladder Platforms

  3. Haz Mat Van

  4. Concrete Cutter

  5. Other equipments necessary for Search and Rescue Operations, depends upon need.

Resources Required

  • Acoustic listening devices

  • Search Cams

  • Thermal Imaging Cameras

  • Rescue gears

  • Canines
  • Hydraulic platform 60 mts. Telescopic cum Articulating


  • Hydraulic platform 54 mts. Telescopic cum Articulating tip boom.

  • Hydraulic platform 45 mts. Telescopic cum Articulating tip boom and rotating cage

  • Hydraulic Telescopic crane (45 mts. 100 tom capacity)

  • Hydraulic/ pneumatic rescue tools (Heavy duty industrial type) Concrete saws, portables, gasoline operated with diamond chains

  • 12” & 14” with water pump & hose/ connectors.

  • Concrete breakers (28 kgs)

  • Concrete breakers (10 kgs)

  • Pneumatic High-pressure lifting bags 12 to 132 tons.

  • Life detector compact system

  • Helmets with head mounted strap lights/ battery

  • & Wireless/ walkie-talkie adapters

  • Mechanical jack supports

  • Hydraulic jacking system

  • Front End Loader (JCB Type)

• Bucket cap 1.0 cu.mt/Back hoe cap. 0.2/0.3 cu.mt. HP

• Bucket cap 2.0 cu.mt. HP



• Bucket cap. 1.0 cu.mt. HP

  • Excavator , Bucket Cap 0.3 cu m.wt. @ 7/8 ton, HP @ 50/60 HP

  • Bucket cap 1.0 cu.mt. wt. @ 20/25 ton HP @ 120/135

  • Wheel Dozer G14 D type, Bulldozer D80 A12, Tipper truck, Tractors,

  • Lifting crane cap. 25 ton.

  • Mobile medical van, Tata Sumo

  • Dead animal van/Animal ambulance
  • De watering pump heavy duty mounted on a LCV


  • Towing crane, Trailer 25 ton to transfer the machinery

  • Mobile Breakdown Unit


Other Resources

  • emergency lights, torches

  • public Address Systems (battery operated)

  • Stretchers, Covered dustbins

  • Earth digging equipment

  • Polythene sheets, Firefighting equipment

  • Bleaching Powder, First aid kits

  • Protective shoes/gloves, Causality bags

Composition of search and rescue team
The Typical Search & Rescue Team should consist of:


  • Rescue and evacuation team

  • Relief team, Medical unit, Technical support team

  • Damage & need Assessment team

Requirements of Fire Stations in Amritsar


  1. There are 10 drivers in the four fire stations of Amritsar and their requirement is of 17 drivers. So, 7 drivers are needed.

  2. 8 water vouchers are needed.

  3. There is only one generator and water filling center and its capacity is of 4500 liter which is in fire head quarter. More generators and water filling centers are needed.

  4. There is lack of staff in these fire stations and 40 manpower is needed.
  5. 17 staff members are needed in each fire station.


  6. NOC is not there in new constructed buildings like malls etc.

  7. Ladder is of 42 feet only and buildings are of 130 feet.




Sr. No.

ACTION PLAN

RESPONSE ACTIVATION:

ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN:

EQUIPMENTS TO BE BROUGHT:

1.

Police

  1. The Nodal Officer from Amritsar Police will activate the Quick Response teams.

  2. The Quick Response teams will be deployed at the onsite EOCs.

  3. As per the information from IMTs, more officers may be sent at site.




  1. If felt, cordoning of area to restrict movement of onlookers, vehicular and pedestrian traffic should be done.

  2. Quick assessment of law and order situation in affected areas.

  3. Prepare updates on the law and order situation every 2-3 hours and brief the Incident Commander.

  4. Arrangements for controlling situations like rioting and looting.

  5. QRTs will guard property and valuables in affected areas.

  6. Control and monitor traffic movement.

  7. QRTs will provide diversion of traffic on alternate routes as and when it is necessary.

  8. The QRTs will also provide information about traffic flow along various corridors, especially heavy traffic or congested roads.
  9. QRTS will communicate to police control rooms, details on the field activities including deployment and reinforcement of staff and resources and communicate nature of additional requirements.


  1. Search lights

  2. Electric Generators

  3. Crane-Heavy Duty, Fork Type

  4. Recovery Van

  5. Stretchers

  6. First Aid Kits

  7. Vehicles: Mini Buses, heavy trucks, light ambulance vans, mobilization trucks

  8. Water tanker

  9. Any other




2.

Civil Defence & Home Guards

  1. As soon as the Nodal Officer gets information about the disaster, reach the EOC.

  2. The Quick Response teams will be deployed at the three sites.

  3. As per the information received from IMT, more officers may be sent at site.




  1. Support and coordinate with the Incident Command System of Amritsar for Law and Order, Search and Rescue and Medical Response and Trauma Counselling functions.

  2. Locate the damaged and collapsed structures and rescue the population buried and trapped in rubble.

  3. The injured people should be taken out of damaged buildings etc with utmost care.

  4. Special care to women and children groups should be given as they are expected to be more affected and helpless incase of any emergency situation.

  5. In case of fire, the CD team members should do fire fighting.

  6. First Aid should be provided along with the members of ESF on Medical Response.

  7. Demonstrate Search and Rescue.




  1. Extension Ladders

  2. Sledge Hammers

  3. Lifting Tackles

  4. Stretchers
  5. Tarpaulins


  6. Any other




3.

Transport

1. Team Leader will activate ESF on receiving information of the disaster from State EOC

2. Team leader will inform Nodal Officers of support agencies about the event and ESF activation.



1. Team leader communicates situation to support agencies and requests for detailed information on the status of transportation infrastructure in the affected area(s)





4.

MTNL/BSNL

  1. Soon after receiving information about disaster (from any source), Nodal Officer will contact State/ District Emergency Operations Center.

  2. The Nodal Officer from Landline will activate the Quick Response Teams.

  3. As per the information from Incident Management Team, more teams may be deployed at affected sites.




  1. Communicate situation to support agencies (Tata, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, NIC, and HAM etc.) and request for detailed information on the status of equipment and infrastructure damage in the affected areas.

  2. Launch assessment mission to understand better the nature of damage to telecom services and network.

  3. Ensure possible arrangements for establishing reliable and appropriate network.

  4. Work out a plan of action for private telecom companies and convene a meeting to discuss and finalize the modalities.

  5. Compile and communicate Action taken Report to District and State Authorities.

  6. New number and details of contact persons to be communicated to Emergency Operations Center (District/ State).
  7. Mobile exchanges should be deployed as alternative mode of communication for authorities and general public.


  8. Establish telephone facilities for the public and information on this should be announced through media.

  9. Monitor the situation and arrange for emergency staff required to operate systems established.

  10. Inform district/ state authorities on debris clearance of the work required.

  11. Initiate temporary rehabilitation work required.

  12. Launch rehabilitation work and arrange for repairs and relocation, if required.

  13. Make available various types of equipment/ material/ technical manpower and services, if requested.




  1. Emergency Communication Van with GSM and CDMA services.

  2. Other necessary equipments to restore communication network/ set-up alternative emergency communication.




5.

Private Mobile Operators

  1. Soon after receiving information about the calamity (from any source), Nodal Officer will contact Team Leader from Landline.

  2. The Nodal Officer will activate the Quick Response Teams.

  3. The Quick Response Teams will be deployed at the three incident sites.

  4. As per the information from Incident Management Team, more teams may be deployed at affected sites.




  1. Communicate situation to Landline and arrange for detailed information on the status of equipment and infrastructure damage in the affected area(s).

  2. Launch assessment mission to understand better the nature of damage to telecom services and network.
  3. Ensure possible arrangements for establishing reliable and appropriate network.


  4. Work out a plan of action for restoration and convene a meeting to discuss and finalize the modalities.

  5. Compile and communicate Action Taken Report to MTNL.

  6. New numbers and details of contact persons to be communicated to Emergency Operations Centre (District/ State).

  7. Mobile exchanges should be deployed as alternative mode of communication for authorities and general public.

  8. Establish telephone facilities for the public and information on this should be announced through media.

  9. Monitor the situation and arrange for emergency staff required to operate systems established.

  10. Inform district/ state authorities on debris clearance of the work required.

  11. Initiate temporary rehabilitation work required.

  12. Launch rehabilitation work and arrange for repairs and relocation, if required.

  13. Make available various type of equipment/ material/ technical manpower and services, if requested.




  1. Emergency Communication Van with GSM and CDMA services.

  2. Other necessary equipments to restore communication network/ set-up alternative emergency communication.




6.

HAM radio operators

  1. Inform other Ham clubs, individuals from other parts of Amritsar.

  2. HAM radio operators, through their association, call active members to set up a HAM communication system.

  3. Coordination mechanisms to be shared with critical authorities.

  4. Setup alternative communication network till the main communication linkages restored.








7.


MCA

  1. MCA will bring debris of heavy RCC structures (having beams/ columns) and put dummies beneath the debris. This will facilitate demonstration of search and rescue operations. Soon after search and rescue team leave the site, MCA will mobilize equipments for debris clearance.

  2. MCA will assume main role in Equipment support, debris and road clearance, on receiving the intimation of the disaster from State EOC.

  3. MCA will coordinate with the supporting agency’s officers to mobilize equipments from the ware houses.

  4. The respective supporting agencies will contact their respective personal to move the equipments to central warehouse.

  5. The equipments like JCB, concrete cutters identified as per the need will be transported to the site.

  6. On receiving intimation on the intensity of the damages of structure, the nodal officer will make an assessment on of the damages of roads and structures reported at the site and surrounding areas.

  7. The Supporting Agencies nodal officers will call for personal to immediately start debris clearance operation to enable movement of the affected site.

  8. A review of the current situation is taken up by the nodal agency to update the support agencies to delegate their respective personnel to take precautionary measure to plan de-routes for the transportation ESF’s to be operational.

  9. All supporting agencies will inspect the road/ rail network and structures within the disaster site and surrounding.

  10. MCA will also ensure proper corpse disposal and post mortem by coordinating with ESF on medical response.

  11. Assessment of damage (locations, no. of structures damaged, severity of damage).

  12. The QRTs will be deployed at the affected site.
  13. Enlisting the types of equipment as compiled from resource inventory required for conducting the debris clearance.


  14. The QRTs will report the situation and the progress in response activities to the respective EOCs.

  15. Undertake construction of temporary roads to serve as access to temporary transit and relief camps, and medical facilities for disaster victims.

  16. Undertake repair of all paved and unpaved road surfaces including edge metalling, pothole patching and any failure of surface, foundations in the affected areas by maintenance engineer’s staff and keep monitoring their conditions.

  17. Ensure a critical number of medical professionals to reach the site including specialists from outside the state.

  18. If temporary living arrangements are being made from the affected populace, the MCA must ensure high standards of sanitation in settlements in order to prevent the multiplicity of the disaster.

  19. It should also ensure the provision of medicine and other medical facilities required at the disaster site and the hospital health centers catering to disaster victims.

  20. In case of orthopedic care required in disasters like earthquakes the immediate response would have to be complimented by a follow up treatment schedule for a majority of the patients in/ near their place of residence.

  21. MCA should ensure setting up of temporary information centers at MCA hospitals with the help of ESF on help lines and warning dissemination.

  22. MCA will coordinate, direct, and integrate state level response to provide Equipments support, relief camps establishment, and sanitation health assistances.

  23. Mobilize different modes of transportation e.g. trucks, etc to be put on stand-by.

  24. Assist timely re-establishment of the critical transportation links.

  25. Establish temporary electricity supplies for relief material go downs and relief camps.
  26. Compile an itemized assessment of damage, from reports made by various receiving centers and sub-centers.





  1. JCB, concrete breakers, cranes, Grader, Bulldozers, Gas Cutter, Jack Hammer, Tipper, Folkanes, Dumper, Aeromatic Hammer for debris/ road clearance, supporting rescue operations.

  2. Vehicles (Trucks).

  3. Earth movers, rescue equipments.

  4. Mobile medical vans.

  5. Other disaster management related equipments.




8.

PWD

  1. The above agencies will bring debris of heavy RCC structures (having beams/columns) and put dummies beneath the debris. This will facilitate demonstration of search and rescue operations. Soon after search and rescue leave the site, will mobilize equipments for debris clearance.

  2. Assume role in Equipment support, debris and road clearance, on receiving the intimation of the disaster from State EOC/ Nodal Officer of MCA.

  3. Coordinate with the MCA officers to mobilize equipments from the ware houses.

  4. Contact respective personal to move the equipments to central warehouses.

  5. The equipments like JCB, concrete cutters identified as per the need will be transported to the site.

  6. On receiving intimation on the intensity of the damages of structures, the nodal officer will make an assessment on of the damages of roads and structures reported at the site and surrounding areas.

  7. The nodal officer will call for personal to immediately start debris clearance operation to enable movement to the affected site.

  8. A review of the current situation should be taken up by the nodal agency to update the support agencies to delegate their respective personnel to take precautionary measure to plan de-routes for the transportation ESF’s to be operational.
  9. All supporting agencies will inspect the road/rail network and structures within the disaster site and surrounding.


  10. Ensure proper corpse disposal and post mortem by coordinating with ESF on medical response.

  11. Assessment of damage (locations, no. of structures damaged, severity of damage).

  12. The QRTs will be deployed at the affected site.

  13. Enlisting the types of equipment as compiled from resource inventory required for conducting the debris clearance.

  14. The QRTs will report the situation and the progress in response activities to the respective EOCs.

  15. Undertake construction of temporary roads to serve as access to temporary transit ans relief camps, and medical facilities for disaster victims.

  16. Undertake repair of all paved and unpaved road surfaces including edge metalling, pothole patching and any failure of surface, foundations in the affected areas by maintenance engineer’s staff and keep monitoring their conditions.

  17. Ensure a critical number of medical professionals to reach the site including specialists from outside the state

  18. If temporary living arrangements are being made from the affected populace, the agencies must ensure high standards of sanitation in settlements in order to prevent the multiplicity of the disaster.

  19. Coordinate, direct, and integrate response equipments support, relief camps establishment, and sanitation health assistances.

  20. Mobilizes different modes of transportation e.g. Trucks, etc to be put on stand-by.

  21. Assist timely re-establishment of the critical transportation links.

  22. Establish temporary electricity supplies for relief material do downs and relief camps.

  23. Compile an itemized assessment of damage, from reports made by various receiving centers and sub-centers.



  1. JCB, concrete breakers, cranes, Grader Bulldozers, Gas Cutter, Jack Hammer, Tipper, Folkanes, Dumper, Aeromatic Hammer for debris/ road clearance, supporting rescue operations.


  2. Vehicles (Trucks), Earth movers, rescue equipments, Mobile medical vans.

  3. Other disaster management related equipments.




9.

Health Services

  • Nodal Officer will call nodal officers of supporting agencies

  • In coordination with the transportation ESF, it will ensure a critical number of medical professionals to reach the sites including specialists

  • If temporary living arrangements are being made from the affected populace, must ensure high standards of sanitation in settlements in order to prevent the multiplicity of the disaster.

  • Also ensure the provision of medicine and other medical facilities required at the disaster site and the hospital health centers catering to disaster victims

  • In case of orthopedic care required, immediate response would have to be complimented by a follow up treatment schedule for a majority of the patients’ in/ near their place of residence

  • Trained professionals should be mobilized by psychosocial support

  • Ensure setting up of temporary information centers at hospitals with the help of ESF on help lines and warning dissemination

  • Coordinate, direct, and integrate state level response to provide medical and sanitation health assistances.




    1. Readying all hospitals (including private hospitals) for managing large no. of causalities and severely injured populations.

    2. Sufficient stock of required medicines, vaccines, drugs, plasters, syringes, etc.

    3. Provide systematic approach to patient care (Mass Casuality Management).
  • Triage done to determine who needs to be taken to a medical facility on a priority basis and who can be treated on-site. (CATS, DHS, CGHS).


  • First-aid provided as required (CATS, DFS, CD, Red Cross. St. Johns).

  • Patient Stabilized before transport (CATS, DHS).

  • Patients transported to nearest available medical facility having the required facilities (CATS, CD, St. Johns).

  • Trauma counseling provided to the victims and their relatives at the site and in the hospital.

  • In the hospital emergency department, triage carried out again to prioritize treatment, and appropriate care provided.

  • Maintain patient tracking system to keep record of all patients treated.

  • Deploy mobile hospitals as needed.




    1. Arrange for additional blood supply, organize blood donation camp for additional blood requirement.

    2. Provide for sending additional medical personnel equipped with food, bedding, and tents.

    3. Send vehicles and any additional medical equipment.

    4. QRTs will report the situation and the progress on action taken by the team to the respective EOCs.

  • QRTs Quickly assess type of injuries, no. of people affected, and possible medical needs.

  • QRTs will ensure timely response to the needs of the affected victims.




    1. Establish health facility and treatment centers at disaster sites.

    2. The district civil surgeon with district/state control room should coordinate the provision of medical services.

    3. Procedures ahould be clarified between

  • Peripheral hospitals

  • Private hospitals

  • Blood banks

  • General hospitals and

  • Health services established at transit camps, relief camps and affected villages.
    1. QRTs should maintain check posts and surveillance at each railway junctions, ST depots and all entry and exit points from the affected area, especially during the threat or existence of an epidemic.





  1. Mobile medical vans (Clinics) with paramedical staff as well.

  2. Mobile radiology units, pathology test arrangements.

  3. Vehicles for carrying severely injured.

  4. Stretchers, life saving drugs, blood etc.

  5. Other resources required during emergency for setting up medical camps.




10.

Red Cross Society

  1. Upon receipt of notification about disaster, nodal officer will activate quick response teams.

  2. The quick response teams will be deployed at the three sites




  1. Establish camps to provide first aid and minor medical services to affected populace.

  2. Mobilize stretchers

  3. Organize blood donation camps and encourage people to donate blood.

  4. Arrange for safe collection, storage, testing and supply of blood to needy populace.

  5. Provide ambulance service







11.

Irrigation and Flood Control


1. Team leader of ESF will activate Quick Response Team

2. QRTs will be deployed at all three sites




1. QRT to report situation and progress of action to the EOC

2. Coordinate will Team leader for water supply

3. Provide arrangements for transportation means across river Yamuna in case bridge network fails





12.

Food and Civil Supplies



1. Team Leader will activate ESF on receiving information of the disaster from State EOC

2. Team leader will inform Nodal Officers of support agencies about the event and ESF activation




1. Coordinate with ESFs related to transportation, debris and road clearance to ensure quality supply chain management and relief materials

2. QRTs to report to site of relief camps

3. QRTs responsible for management and distribution of food and relief items to affected victims

4. QRTs responsible for reporting progress of action taken to EOC

5. Preparing take-home food packets for families

6. Ensuring support to local administration




1. Food packets



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