Caution and responsiveness are the two most important words in the 30-minute ITB SBM fire evacuation simulation on Tuesday (15/10/2022). Harimukti Wandebori, Associate Professor who has been serving for approximately 16 years at SBM ITB, is the simulation leader.

This simulation is part of a series of safety drills designed for SBM ITB over the last few years. Previously, SBM ITB had carried out an earthquake evacuation simulation.

“In about three months, there will be a more specific safety drill, namely the use of a light fire extinguisher or APAR,” said Harimukti, continuing the explanation.

In carrying out this simulation, SBM ITB collaborated with the Technical Implementation Unit for Security, Health, Occupational Safety and Environment (UPT K3L) ITB. In addition, the ITB Health Foundation (Yankes) also contributed by procuring an ambulance so that the simulation could be carried out as closely as possible based on the imagined situation.

The simulation fire point was made on the 3rd floor of the main building, to be precise, in one of the pantries. Even though it was not real, all members of the SBM ITB community followed the instructions given by the security officers. Harimukti said the implementation of this simulation went smoothly even though there were some minor technical mistakes.

“In terms of awareness, we have, but there are some operational matters that are not running well, such as fire sprinklers installed on the ceilings of every hallway,” Harimukti said.

Therefore, he hoped that the tools can be used and upgraded in the future, and the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) can be improved so that the evacuation process can save everyone whenever a disaster occurs.

Written by Student Reporter (Rheza Mahesa Raharjo, Management 2023)