Training prog. on disaster preparedness underway at SP Office

Port Blair
13 Jun 2017

The 180th batch of three-day training programme on “Disaster Management & Preparedness” in Collapse Structure Search, Rescue and Medical First Responder (CSSR & MFR) to sensitize the Police personnel of various units got currently on Tuesday in the Conference Hall of SP (District), South Andaman. Inaugurating the training, the Superintendent of Police (HQs) & Nodal Officer for Disaster Management of A&N Police, Mr Parvinder Singh spoke 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 24/12/2004.  Simultaneously, he highlighted the role of Police personnel and other stakeholders in responding to such emergency.  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.
The Dy.SP (Fire Service) & Asst. Nodal Officer for Disaster Management of A&N Police, Mr B. Saigal briefed about the main components of the training programme. Altogether, 26 persons are attending the training programme. Similar training programmes have commenced at Police Station Kalighat where the staff from Forest and APWD are participating in the training programme.