Thursday, February 7, 2019

Exhibition & mock drill held at St. Mary's

Port Blair, Feb 06: The Exhibition and Mock Drill exercise conducted by Disaster Management on Jan 31, 2019 at St. Mary's Sr. Sec. School, Bathu Basti under AMRUT City (Port Blair) to generate adequate and appropriate awareness amongst the school children on the basics of disaster management as per the initiative of the National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi.
The Mock drill was successfully conducted under the supervision of officers from the departments of Disaster Management, Health, Fire & National Disaster Responses Force (NDRF). The drill started with issuing of warning alarm and all students, teachers & staffs were carried out "DUCK-COVER and HOLD" positions for few minutes in their respective classes for earthquake safety and then safely evacuated and assembled at identified safer places. Subsequently attendance were taken by the teachers and informed the details of missing students to the Principal and then SAR team activated and rescued the missing/ injured students using Search & Rescue techniques from the classes and provided medical first aid by MFR Teams. The efficacy and readiness of School Disaster Response System was checked and monitored by the officers present.
Shri Gyan Singh, Asst. Director (Logistics), Shri Deen Mohammed, Safety Officer, Dr. Vazeem Iqbal, Consultant, DDM, Dr. Shankar, DHS and Shri Ravi Ranjan SI, NDRF were appreciated the efforts of the Managers, Principals, teachers, students and other staffs of the said school for their actively participation and followed the steps of mock drill. They also elaborated the importance of mock drill practices to improve disaster preparedness and capacity building of school community.
Disaster Management Exhibition was also organized in the school which was inaugurated by Smti Achamma Kuriokose, Principal of the above school wherein displayed exhibits i.e. IEC materials, SAR Equipment, Fire Extinguishers, MFR Kits. The exhibits were also briefed to the students by the Officials of DM, DHS, Fire & NDRF Team.

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