Reho practices rescue reactions

11 November 2019 | Disasters

Last Friday (8 November) at around 06:30, Rehoboth’s emergency services held a planned emergency simulation that brought to life the scene of a real emergency response scene.
According to Fire Officer Dirk Cloete, head of the Local Authority Disaster Risk Management Centre, 22 actors were part of the role-play to re-enact the response to a major motor vehicle accident, 4km north of the town on the B1 route towards Windhoek.
The purpose of the exercise was to give emergency medical rescue agencies from Rehoboth the opportunity to evaluate their current emergency response plans and capabilities for reacting to a major road accident.
The exercise focused on key emergency response coordination, critical decisions, and the integration of other response sectors as necessary to protect the public’s health and save lives.
The scope of this exercise focused on the Rehoboth Town Council, the Ministry of Health and Social Services (St Mary's Hospital), the Namibian Police Force, the Ministry of Defence, the MVA Fund, MR 24, Oanob Private Hospital, and private emergency medical service providers like MR24.
With the Festive Season on our doorstep, the simulation was also aimed at creating awareness among Namibian road users to be more vigilant and to travel safely during the holiday season.

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