Disaster management exhibition & mock drills organized

Port Blair, Oct 12: 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 Disaster Management Exhibition and Mock Drills on 12.10.2018 at Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. School and Govt. Demonstration Multipurpose School (Sec.), Port Blair to generate adequate and appropriate awareness amongst the children and youths on the basics of disaster management and to enhance the capacity of school community.
The Mock Drills started at GDMS & GBSSS 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 in overall supervision of Mr. Deen Mohammed, Safety Officer, Mr. Janik Ram, Asst. Director (Admn.), DDM and personnel of NDRF at GDMS, Port Blair and Mr. Gyan Singh, Asst. Director (Log.) and officials of DDM, NDRF, DHS and A&N Police Fire at GBSSS, Port Blair.
The objectives and basics of disaster management exhibition and mock drill was also briefed by Mr. Deen Mohammed, Safety Officer and Mr. Janik Ram, Asst. Director (Admn.), DDM at GDMS, Port Blair and Mr. Gyan Singh, Asst. Director (Log.), DDM, Dr. VazeemIqbal, Consultant, DDM at GBSSS, Port Blair. Mr. Ravi Ranjan, SI, NDRF, Port Blair has detailed the School safety measures and Roles & Responsibilities of NDRF. Dr. Shankar, DHS has also explained in detailed about health safety.
In the Disaster Management Exhibition, displayed exhibits i.e. IEC materials, SAR Equipment, Fire Extinguishers, MFR Kits were briefed to the students of GDMS & GBSSS by DM Officials NDRF Team, Police Fire personnel and Medical officials.
The vote of thanks proposed by Mr. A.C. Das, Principal, GBSSS, Port Blair and assured that regular mock drills on various disasters will be conducted in their school in near future to build the capacity of students, staff & teachers.

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