National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) today conducted a mock drill to give valuable tips to school students on safety during natural calamities like earthquake and fire. The NDRF gave a demonstration before the students at a session held at Mount Litera Zee School in Patna as part of an awareness-cum-training programme on school safety which was conducted by a team of 9 Battalion NDRF based at Bihta in Patna district.
The main objective to conduct such training programme is to generate awareness among school teachers and students in the field of school safety and also to train them to deal with any kind of emergency, either natural or manmade, Commandant Vijay Sinha said in a statement. A demonstration-cum-hands on training on Pre Hospital Treatment (PHT) including blood control, splinting, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) technique and lifting – moving of victims was also demonstrated to the students.
Sinha said that prevention of disaster begins with awareness. School is one of the best venue for creating such awareness about disasters and the response mechanism to mitigate its effects. Mitali Mukherjee, Principal of the school, thanked the NDRF team for the mock drill.