Training on disaster management, preparedness underway

Port Blair
26 Apr 2017

The first batch of three day training programme on “Disaster Management & Preparedness” in Collapse Structure Search and Rescue and Medical First Responder (CSSR & MFR) to sensitize the police personnel of various units got underway on Tuesday in the Conference Hall of SP (District), South Andaman’s Office, Port Blair.  The course will conclude on April 27. Mr Atmaram V. Deshpande, Superintendent of Police (HQs) and Nodal Officer for Disaster Management of A&N Police was the chief guest in the inaugural function of the training programme.  He briefed about the vulnerability of the A&N Islands as it falls under Seismic Zone-V (prone to earthquake), which experienced in the recent past an earthquake followed by a devastating tsunami on  December 24, 2004.  Simultaneously, he highlighted the role of police personnel and other stakeholders in responding to such scenario.  He further applauded the participants to utilize the knowledge and experience gained during the training programme in case of any emergency situation at their locality or workplace. 
Mr B. Saigal, Dy.SP (Fire Service) & Asst. Nodal Officer briefed about the main components of the training programme. Altogether, 36 persons are attending the training programme. Similar training programmes have also commenced at Diglipur where the staff from Forest and APWD are participating in the training programme.