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VNT participated in the complex state civil defence drill “STORMEX 2016”

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VNT participated in the complex state civil defence drill “STORMEX 2016”

november 2, 2016 / Ventspils nafta termināls

From 21 to 26 October 2016, the complex state civil defence drill “STORMEX 2016” took place in all regions of Latvia, in which SIA ““Ventspils nafta” termināls” (VNT) also participated.  A number of threat scenarios were simulated and the response readiness, as well as mutual cooperation among various response services of the state, municipal institutions, emergency services and other involved organisations was assessed within the drill. 

According to the scenario, as a result of strong winds in the evening of 23 October 2016, VNT experienced an electric power outage at 23:00, followed by a fire in the forest area close to the fence of VNT and an injured employee . The VNT crisis management team, its fire-fighting, rescue and security service and employees of the operations division were involved in the drill.

VNT would like to thank the State Fire and Rescue Service for the organisation of the drill and for being given opportunity to participate.  Such drills are important to assess the quality of the emergency response on state, municipal, and company level and form the basis for continuous improvement of a coordinated emergency response.