XCCS hosts simulation exercise

Rudi Bowe

Walvis Bay-based company Extreme Custom Clearing Services (XCCS), in an effort to improve its response readiness when dealing with accidents, held a simulation exercise on Thursday 19 November on the B14 road behind Dune 7 near Walvis Bay.

The drill was conducted to test the readiness of all relevant emergency services such as the police, traffic, municipal fire department, ambulance, evacuation and other first responders who play a vital role at accident scenes.
Speaking at the end of the simulation, operations manager at XCCS Mr Raymond Hummel said such simulation drills are a necessity for the company that also transports dangerous goods such as a fuel across the country.
Hummel explained the importance for XCCS to be accountable to all road users. The response to and handling of road accidents involving the company’s fleet of fuel tanker trucks are one aspect of such accountability.
Hummel expressed his satisfaction with the out-come of the drill. “The initial call to report the incident was clear and straight-forward. The response time of all emergency services was satisfactory and so also the coordination between the different stake-holders”.

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