Disaster Management Plan for National Service Camp (Meqdam)

National Military Service Camp (Meqdam) is one of the latest camps in the State of Qatar. It is located in Umm Salal Ali area, north of Qatar. The camp contains a group of barracks or housing for national service recruits, large kitchen, military high school, a swimming pool complex, a shooting complex, an academy building, a hotel, a civil defence building, a health centre, a theatre for 3000 person, a mosque, a gymnasium, petrol station and outdoor playgrounds. The camp currently has about 2,000 people. In such risky and congested area there is a need to have a comprehensive plan for the preparedness and response to different types of hazards for both human-induced and natural disasters. There are many examples of the types of hazards that can occur in the camp, including the fire, and the probability of occurrence is very high, traffic accidents in a collective manner, the collapse of building, human stamping, engineering errors, explosions and riots, this represents the man-made disasters. The most natural disaster can be occur in the camp are earthquakes, heavy rain, epidemic disease, extreme heat, sand storm, and damaging winds. This paper will present a fire as a man-made disaster and epidemic disease as a natural disaster.

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