KV-2 wards trained on disaster preparedness

Port Blair
14 Dec 2018

The Directorate of Disaster Management in coordination with the Department of Health, A&N Police Fire Services and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has organized Mock Drill on Earthquake and Disaster Management Exhibition on Friday at Kendriya Vidyalaya No. II, Minnie Bay, 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 to respond efficiently during crisis as per the initiative of the National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi.
The drill 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 and check the efficacy and readiness of School Response System during any catastrophe which was observed by the present officers from Disaster Management, Health, A&N Police Fire Services and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). During the debriefing Dr. Vazeem Iqbal, Consultant, DDM, Mr Vikas, SI, NDRF and Dr. Shankar, DHS briefed students as well as teachers about the importance of mock drills practices to improve disaster preparedness and capacity building of school community.     
The Disaster Management Exhibition was inaugurated by Smti J Viji Clement, Principal (I/c), KV-II, Port Blair wherein displayed exhibits i.e. IEC materials, SAR Equipment, Fire Extinguishers, MFR Kits were briefed to the students by DM Officials, NDRF Team, Police Fire personnel and Medical officials.