Friday, 11 November 2011

Ex-Charlie 2011(Robbery On The Train) : Major ERP Simulation

Date : 12 November 2011

Venue : Taman Jaya Station

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 (Bernama) - A three hour training/simulation in Emergency Response Plan (ERP) was fixed at the Asia Jaya RapidKL LRT. VADs from various chapters were tested in terms of their level of awareness. Efficiency of the Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (PRASARANA) staffs in facing any eventualities was among the issues focused.

RapidKL Kelana Jaya Line chief operating officer, Ahmad Nizam Mohamad Amin displayed that last night's training was part of the ERP exercise carried out from time to time to ensure the staffs and other authorities involved were ready for any emergency or disasters

"The purpose of this training is to test the ERP manual and assess the level of awareness and efficiency of the RapidKL staff and the affected emergency rescue agencies in handling crisis situations. All weaknesses from this simulation exercise will be evaluated and improved to strengthen the existing RapidKL ERP," Ahmad Nizam Mohamad Amin told reporters after the training.

The simulation involved three ‘robbers’, each armed with a revolver, a short knife and a bottle of acid, followed their victim who boarded the LRT at its Asia Jaya station to Taman Jaya. In the LRT, the ‘robbers’ men ordered the ‘victims’ to surrender their belongings, like bags, jewellery and cell phones.

A scuffle broke out where a few passengers were injured from acid splash. An elderly passenger also suffered a heart attack in the incident.

Also involved were the Police, the Fire and Rescue Department, the University Malaya Medical Centre, and the Malaysian Red Crescent Society.