Mock drill, exhibition by DDM at Haddo School

Port Blair
27 Jul 2018

The Directorate of Disaster Management (DDM) in association with the Department of Education, Health, A&N Police Fire Services and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) conducted the second Disaster Management Exhibition and Mock Drill at Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Haddo (Telugu Medium) on Friday. The programme was aimed at enhancing the capacity of school community and to generate awareness amongst the children and youths on the basics of disaster management. Mr Gyan Singh, Asst. Director (Log.), DDM detailed the objectives of organizing DM Exhibition and Mock Drill in Port Blair (AMRUT City). Mr Janik Ram, Asst. Director (Admn.) and Mr Deen Mohammed, Safety Officer described the necessity of learning disaster management activities in each school and take maximum benefits by school children from this DM Exhibition and Mock Drill.
The mock drill started with the blasting of school siren 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 and rescue techniques from the classes and provided medical first aid by MFR Teams. The Mock drill has been 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 which was appreciated by the present officers.  
In the Disaster Management Exhibition, exhibits viz IEC materials, SAR Equipment, Fire Extinguishers, MFR Kits were briefed to the students by DM Officials, NDRF Team, Police Fire personnel and Medical official. Mr Abdul Salim, Principal, GSSS, Haddo (Telugu), welcomed the officers and officials of above departments present on the occasion before substantiating the facts that the school children and school buildings have been badly affected by disasters. He urged the students and teachers to participate whole heartedly in DM Exhibition and Mock Drill which will definitely enhance the capacity of the school community for managing disasters.