Phuket Province together with Phuket Office of Disaster Preventions and Mitigation, in the meeting on 14 December 2009, planned an event on occasion of Phuket’s tsunami the 5th anniversary.
Besides the religious rituals which will be held on the memorial day, province has a plan for an Tsunami evacuation drills by Royal Thai Air Force between 22-25 December, 2009.
Training sessions about Emergency Medical Services System (EMSS) for medical teams from 14 provinces of the South were scheduled on 22-24 December, 2009 at Phuket Merlin Hotel. The drill is set to be on 25 December. Medical teams will have a chance to practice setting up emergency field hospital and transporting patient to the plane.