It featured an imaginary fire in the diesel tank and lorry filling shed.

Indian Oil Corporation, as part of its Disaster Management Plan, conducted an emergency drill at its terminal oil plant in Irugur on Friday.

V. Manoharan, Deputy Chief Inspector of Factories – Division II and representatives from other oil corporations were present.

Under the supervision of K.V. Ramanamoorthy, Chief Terminal Manager, the drill began with an imaginary fire situation in the diesel tank and lorry filling shed bay.

The combat, rescue and auxiliary capability of the IOC terminal extinguished the fire by operating the fire-fighting facilities such as water hydrants and 10 kg of dry chemical powder besides a 200 litres mobile foam trolley.

Meanwhile, the rescue teams co-ordinated the safe passage of tanker lorries out of the licensed area and also guided the other persons working inside terminal to safer places.

Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services personnel and medical teams from the KMCH reached on time and supplemented the efforts. The drill lasted ten minutes.

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