The mock drill was conducted as a part of the school outreach programme to educate schoolchildren about disaster preparedness and mitigation.
This was aimed at creating awareness among the students about fire-fighting techniques and the ways to respond swiftly in times of such emergency situation in Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), Udalguri.
The disaster management team imparted lessons on disaster management and preparedness along with demonstration of its tools and equipment to the school students and teachers.
Topics ranging from MFR (Medical first responder), CSSR (Collapsed structure search & rescue), school safety training, urban search & rescue, earthquake, flood, land slide and community responders, road accidents were covered.
The students and teachers took interest in the mock drill presentation.
The principal of the school, BR Khedkar, field officer, disaster management, Udalguri revenue circle, Dipankar Choudhury and other officers from the fire and emergency services apprised the students about the ‘know how’ rescue policies and build the necessary capacities to tackle emergency situations.