The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) will be conducting a simulation exercise on Mass Casualty Management at D’urban Park on Saturday as part of the Commission’s preparation for Guyana’s 50 independence anniversary, according to GINA.
The Public is advised to take note of this activity which will see the staging of ‘casualties’ at D’urban Park where the 50th Independence Flag raising ceremony will be held on the evening of May 25. Persons are therefore urged not to be alarmed.
A Venue Specific Mass Casualty Plan is being used to execute and coordinate the multi-agency approach to the events in and around D’urban Park on May 25 and 26, 2016. It provides the processes, structures and procedures to effectively execute emergency responses, if necessary.
The plan describes the different levels of activation and types of responses and outlines operational concepts and methodology for implementing and managing response efforts at large public events.
Supporting agencies include the Guyana Fire Service (GFS), Guyana Police Force (GPF), Guyana Red Cross (GRC), St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, Guyana Defence Force (GDF)
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), the Government Information Agency (GINA), Private Security Services and Davis Memorial and St Joseph Mercy Hospitals.