Entebbe, UGANDA (April 12, 2018) – UNDSS staff at the U.N. Entebbe Support Base recently conducted a security evacuation exercise here, April 12. Properly-termed the Security Warden Evacuation Exercise included 12 UNESB security wardens, 4 UNDSS staff members and U.N. clinic staff.
Preceded by a planning session, the exercise took place in Lunyo with the main purpose of identifying and understanding strengths and weaknesses of current UNESB evacuation tactics, techniques and procedures, as well as to prepare staff for real world scenarios.
During the exercise security wardens were tasked to evacuate personnel from their accommodations to the nearest collection relocation point. During this first stage security wardens were tasked with managing the process, in addition to detecting deficiencies.
The exercise personnel were later relocated to the U.N. Entebbe Support Base via convoy, which included medical vehicles transporting simulated casualties and a military escort.
Participants were debriefed following the exercise conclusion by UNDSS evaluators.
“I found this exercise to be quite invigorating and a change of pace because it helps identify where we need work, as well as areas where our people performed flawlessly,” said Berhane Kibreab. “I always realized how important exercises were, but this one in fact was a depiction of how important preparedness is.”