The LASEMA Response Unit staged an emergency response simulation exercise at the Lekki toll gate today.
For those of us that were scared when we saw the recovery operation, fear not! It was a simulation.
The simulation was carried out in a bid to improve response times and evaluate the agency’s ability to execute its response plans.
It involved an accident between a tanker and a single vehicle with two casualties trapped inside the vehicle. The casualties were extracted and conveyed from the scene within five minutes with the help of an RRS air ambulance and an LRU mobile intensive care ambulance (MICA).
The simulation which is about the first of its kind disrupted movement in that area but it’s absolutely necessary to carry out such every so often in a bid to validate the emergency preparedness of the agency and to continually improve service delivery to Lagosians.
No two accident scenes are the same which means there will be differences in the way the emergencies are managed.Simulations like this will provide the wealth of experience required to manage various emergency scenarios.
Disasters may not give any form of notice so let’s all have the Lagos State toll free emergency numbers112 & 767 on speed dial.