Disaster Management Exhibition & Mock Drills at Kamaraj English Medium School & GMS Corbyn’s Cove

Port Blair, Feb 08: To enhance the capacity of school community and the initiatives of the National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi, the Directorate of Disaster Management in coordination with the Department of Education, Health, A&N Police Fire Services and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has organized Disaster Management Exhibition and Mock Drills on 08.02.2019 at Kamaraj English Medium School, Brookshabad and Govt. Middle School, Carbyn’s cove.
The Mock drills started with issuing of warning alarm, all students, teachers & other staffs carried out “DUCK-COVER and HOLD” positions for few minutes in their respective classes/places for earthquake safety and then safely evacuated and assembled at identified safer places.SAR teams rescued the missing/injured students using Search & Rescue techniques from the classes and provided medical first Aid by MFR Teams. The efficacy and readiness of School Response System on emergencies was also checked and observed by the officers from Disaster Management, A&N Police Fire Services, Health and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in the respective schools.
Mr. Gyan Singh, Asst. Director (Logistics), Mr. Deen Mohammed, Safety Officer, Dr. Vazeem Iqbal, Consultant, DDM, Dr. Shankar, DHS and Mr. Ravi Ranjan & Mr. Shisram Ola, SIs, NDRF present on the occasion has also elaborated the importance of mock drill practices to improve disaster preparedness and capacity building of school community during debriefing session. Lesson learnt, gaps and the solutions of the Mock Drills were also discussed.
To generate adequate and appropriate awareness amongst the children and youths on the basics of disaster management, Disaster Management Exhibition was also organized at Kamaraj English Medium School, Brookshabad which was inaugurated by Smt. V.S. Beena, Principal of Kamaraj School wherein displayed exhibits i.e. IEC materials, SAR Equipment, Fire Extinguishers, MFR Kits. The exhibits were also briefed to the students by DM Officials, Health, NDRF Team and Police Fire personnel. In a communiqué received from Assistant Director (Log.), Directorate of DM, A & N Administration.

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