Aug 3, 2019

Chennai Amateur Radio operators support Annual Disaster Management Mock drill / Exercise 2019

Chennai Amateur Radio operators support for annual Disaster management mock drill / exercise 2019 held @ Chennai/Tamilnadu held on from 3rd August onwards.

HAM Disaster communication stations were setup @ Ezhilagam ( State Disaster Management Control Room) , Chennai Corporation Office Disaster Control Room , Island Ground , Srinivasapuram / Foreshore Estate , Ponneri RDO Office , Pazhaverkadu Disaster Centre & Tiruvallur District Collectorate supporting Civil administration / State Disaster Management Authority / TSDRF / NDRF / Army / Navy in disaster mock drill.
Congratulations to the small yet dedicated team of HAM's who have made this happen. It always shows that even though a small team but the committment and passion makes it all happen.

A three-day Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise for the State of Tamilnadu and Union Territory of Puducherry was held. The exercise was being coordinated by the Flag Officer Commanding Tamilnadu and Puducherry Naval Area (FOTNA) under the Eastern Naval Command.
The tri-services exercise being organised under the aegis of Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (HQIDS) was conducted for the first time in Chennai with the participation of multi-agencies.
The exercise was mainly aimed at refining existing Standard Operating Procedures of all stakeholders in Disaster Relief Operations and to ensure that all agencies concerned work in unison to deliver timely, effective and efficient relief to all citizens in time of need.
As part of the exercise, a seminar, table top exercise, exhibition, skill demonstration and final exercise in locations in coastal districts of Tamilnadu and Puducherry would be held with the theme of ‘Cyclone followed by Urban Flooding Relief Operations’.