Fire drill and rescue rehearsal at AEON MALL Hai Phong Le Chan - AEON MALL Hải Phòng Lê Chân

Fire drill and rescue rehearsal at AEON MALL Hai Phong Le Chan

In the morning of 03/12/2020, AEON MALL Hai Phong Le Chan collaborated with the Hai Phong Municipal Police to conduct a large-scale fire drill. This is the first activity to be held at the shopping mall with the purpose of equipping employees with emergency evacuation skills, emergency situation handle in order to ensure absolute safety for all customers and employees at the shopping mall.

The participants were the Representatives of Hai Phong City People’s Committee, relevant agencies and institutions; the Municipal Police; The Embassy of Japan in Vietnam; Fire prevention and fire fighting force; and all employees of AEON MALL Hai Phong Le Chan.

At 9:30 a.m., the event took place in the campus of AEON MAL Hai Phong Le Chan
Mr. Pham Viet Dung – Colonel, Deputy Director of Hai Phong Municipal Police, made a speech in the event
Mr. Suga Kotaru, the Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam

The simulated situation of the rehearsal was that a short occurring in a cinema room at the 3rd floor in the west of the shopping mall caused the fire to catch on insulation materials and curtains, which made a strong fire spread to the adjacent areas and the 2nd floor. The total area burned was 900m2. Immediately, the technicians cut of the electric power in the incident area and operated the water supply pump for firefighting.

The simulated fire at the shopping mall.
The firefighters were quickly present to put out the fire on the ground.

At the time of the incident, there were about 500 employees working at the shopping mall, when hearing the fire alarm, a large number of people escaped safely because of the timely guidance of the evacuation team under fire fighting organization of AEON MALL Hai Phong Le Chan.

Hundreds of employees were evacuated from the dangerous area

At the time, 20 people trapped on the 3rd floor due to toxic smoke were quickly rescued and taken to the on-site first aid area with the support of the shopping mall’s first aid team.

Firefighters together with the shopping mall’s employees moved the injured to ambulances

Property evacuation is also carried out in parallel in order to minimize damage

The peak situation of the rehearsal was the prompt rescue of 12 people, who ran up to the 4th floor (rooftop) to call for help and were under a life-threating situation, was conducted by the emergency firefighting department with ladder, crane truck.

The people ran to the rooftop calling for help
Ladder trucks were mobilized to quickly approach the sit
Firefighters took the victims out
Serious injured people were carried down by ambulance stretcher
Ground emergency medical service was ready

Move a victim out of the stretcher
Fire suppression was still being carried out drastically at other fire spread areas of the building

With the effective and accurate collaboration between the Fire prevention and firefighting team of AEON MALL Hai Phong Le Chan and firefighters by using firefighting techniques and skillful rescue, after 30 minutes, the fire was controlled and completely extinguished, all victims were rescued to safe places.

At the end of the rehearsal, on behalf of AEON MALL Hai Phong Le Chan, Mr. Okada Masaki, General Manager of AEON MALL Hai Phong Le Chan, expressed his appreciation for the cooperation and enthusiastic direction from the fire fighting force and all partners participating in the rehearsal and shared his desire to contribute to raising people’s awareness of the importance of fire prevention and firefighting, especially in the context that AEON MALL Hai Phong Le Chan would officially open in less than 2 weeks.

Mr. Okada Masaki, General Manager of the shopping mall made a speech in the event
 
AEON MALL Hai Phong Le Chan is the 3rd shopping mall project in the North and the 6th in Vietnam implemented by AEONMALL VIETNAM. The shopping mall will officially open on 14/12/200, expected to become the first and largest Japanese shopping mall in the port city with a total floor area of ​​158,000 square meters, including 4 floors with 190 famous domestic and foreign tenants; the largest free parking lot with a capacity of 7,000 motorbikes; 1,700 cars. With the motto “Customer first”, the shopping mall is expected to have 12 million visitors per year, creating more than 3,000 job opportunities, contributing to economic development, as well as increasing revenues of the area.

With the message “New wave. New life style”, AEON MALL Hai Phong Le Chan is expected to create a more vibrant life for the residents of Hai Phong residents and the surrounding areas, by raising the standards of shopping and entertainment routine, changing people’s habits.

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