Emergency Evacuation Drill at the Fauji Foundation Building
November 1, 2017: IBA Karachi conducted a fire drill exercise in the Fauji Foundation building to prepare the staff in taking appropriate safety measures during a fire emergency.
A fire drill is a method of practicing how a building would be evacuated in the event of a fire or other emergencies. Usually, the building's existing fire alarm system is activated, and the building is evacuated as if the emergency had occurred. Generally, the evacuation is timed to ensure that it is fast enough, and problems with the emergency system or evacuation procedures are identified to be remedied.
It was a live simulation in which all members of the building participated. The building incharges ensured that the process runs smooth and everyone evacuates the building with complete safety, just as how it would happen in real emergency. Mr. Mushtaque informed the lift operators to close it down. After evacuation, people gathered in front of the building and then headed back to their offices; the evacuation process was conducted swiftly in less than 5 minutes. IBA plans to organise the fire drills regularly and the next practice will be held at the Student Centre.
Mr. Aamer Shabbir Khan (General Manager Administration, IBA) organised this activity with the support of Mr. Khalid Rishi (Manager Security, IBA) to help strengthen the safety procedures in the building. We appreciate such endeavours and hope to create an impregnable environment at IBA.