Disaster Management Exhibition & Mock Drills In Schools

Port Blair, Oct 26: 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 conducted Mock Drills on 26.10.2018 on Earthquake at St. Mary Public School, GMS, Dignabad and GSSS Mohanpura, Port Blair. The Mock Drills started with the issuing of warning alarm and all the students carried out “Duck-Cover and Hold” position for few minutes in their respective classes for earthquake safety and then safely evacuated and assembled at identified safer places. The SAR teams rescued the missing/injured students using Search & Rescue techniques from the classes and provided medical first aid by MFR Teams. The Mock drills has conducted as per School Disaster Management Plan to test and check the efficacy and readiness of School Response System during any catastrophe and observed all the activities of Mock Drill.
During the debriefing at St. Mary Public School, Mr. Vikas, SI, NDRF, Port Blair appreciated the effort of school management for conducting the said mock drill in an efficient manner. Mr. Janik Ram, Asst. Director (Admn.), DDM after observed the mock drill at GMS, Delanipur given suggestions for further betterment and professionalism in conducting mock drills at school level. At GSSS, Mahonpura, Mr. Gyan Singh, Asst. Director (Logistics), DDM has also appreciated the efforts of students, teachers, staff and Principal who followed the various steps of Mock Drill at par with the guidelines of Mock Drill issued by the Directorate of Disaster Management to all schools.

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