Duties of various authorities during operation of an Off-Site Emergency Plan, for chemical disaster in Delhi.
Duties of various
7.1 Deputy Commissioner Of The District:- The Deputy Commissioner of the district is the District Emergency Authority and is the nodal person for directing/co-ordinating management of an off-site emergency. He is also the Chair-person of the District Crisis Group, constituted under the Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness & Response) Rules, 1996. His/her functions are :-
1. To declare an emergency, through PCR
2. To withdraw an emergency and to declare the affected areas normal for any entry after evacuation
3. To assume over all control and to provide directions and co-ordination of all resources in tackling emergency with minimum damage to life, environment & property.
4. To organize relief to the affected persons through PCRs, CATS Vans, NGOs using the available resources in consultation with Delhi Government.
5. To mobilize resources.
6. To organize medical assistance and relief through medical services, voluntary organization and NGOs.
7. To clean up the affected area and rehabilitation of affected population, including evacuation.
8. To inform media for publication/dissemination of necessary information.
9. To inform the Chief Secretary being the Chair-person of the State Crisis Group about the decisions taken and progress in tackling emergency.


7.2 Action by Police Control Room: -
1. To inform about the disaster to:- (i) Delhi Fire Service (ii) Dy. Commissioner cum District Emergency Authority (iii) Disaster Management Centre of Delhi Police (iv) Local Police and other civic bodies i.e. MCD, NDMC (v) Delhi Jal Board (vi) Delhi Board (vii) CATS (viii) Home Guards and (ix) Civil Defence Wireless or any other mode of quick communication.
2. To direct PCR Vans of nearby areas to rush to spot without loss of time.
3. To inform all major hospitals promptly to keep ready and make preparation to receive and treat the injured persons.
4. Central Accident Trauma Services (CATS) to be directed to the spot for the removal of injured persons to the hospitals.
5. To inform the concerned Dy. Commissioner of Police or his representative to take charge of the situation and send the Situation Report to all concerned.
6. The district DCP to alert all hospitals in his jurisdiction. The Assistant Commissioner of Police /SHO to depute one nodal officer to go to the hospitals of the area and to get the Medico Legal Cases (MLCs) prepared and other related information that may be helpful to identify victims.
7. To mobilize experts in consultation with District Emergency Authority, if required to assist for managing emergency and to position them at such a point so that they are easily accessible and their advice put into effective use.
8. To obtain necessary information on meteorology from the Fire Control Room to support the efforts of fire and other responders in the field for defining vulnerable areas.
9. Arrange for information to general public for self protection and emergency actions.
10. To provide information to near relatives of the affected persons of their whereabouts and condition of the victims.


7.3 Fire Services: -
1. To act as a primary Emergency Responder.
2. To take action, such as to provide Water-Curtain etc. to manage chemical accidents based on technical information and advice of Experts.
3. To provide and co-ordinate the personal protection of Respondents on or near the accident site.
4. To provide an on scene assessment of emergency status to Fire Control Room/ Police Control Room/District Emergency Authority.
5. To provide support and protection for technical experts, who may be required to carry out special operations to contain a chemical accident such as sealing a chemical leak, repairing a damaged pipeline.
6. To provide normal fire fighting/control and rescue action in line with the normal role.
7. To provide normal fire fighting/control and rescue action in line with the normal role.
8. Fire Control Room (FCR) to coordinate and communicate with concerned authorities.
9. Central Fire Officer to act as a Response Coordinator and give on-scene assessment to District Emergency Authority.
10. Local Fire Station to give on scene assessment to Central Fire Officer and District Emergency Authority.
11. To provide Emergency Response Action.

Last Updated Date :- 30-11-2018

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