KPO monitors the community’s awareness of the procedure for emergency response in case of an emergency at the KOGCF. In 2021, as per the approved plan, four meetings were held with Akims of rural districts and residents of villages located around the field, covering 40 persons and discussing topics like errant cattle as a hazard, the role of the central monitoring station, village alarm station and familiarization with their equipment.
To maintain constant readiness of village alarm stations, throughout 2021, the Community Protection Specialist of KPO Emergency Response Team jointly with contractor representatives carried out monthly testing of emergency alarm signals and public address systems, as well as the maintenance of this equipment. Such village alarm stations are installed in eight villages that are situated around the field.
Besides, KPO continues its active engagement with local authorities in the periods of high water, fire hazard and winter.