The Fact News Service
Ferozepur, April 20
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) based at Bathinda organised Community Awareness Programme (CAP), under the supervision of Sandeep Kumar Rawal and his team at village Jhoke Harihar near Ferozepur, with the support of district administration. About 39 local people and school children participated enthusiastically during this community awareness program.
The Disaster Management has emerged as one of the most critical areas of concern in recent years. A number of initiatives are being taken in mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), preparedness, management and response at regional, National and International levelby stakeholders to minimize the affect of disaster to a great extent. NDRF since its inception is committed to make a disaster resilient Nation by providing specialised response to people in distress during disaster not only within the country but also beyond the National boundaries and save lakhs of precious lives.
Giving this information, Narendra Chauhan, Advisor, District Disaster Management Authority said that under this program various activities are included like on first aid, search and rescue such as splinting, making improvised stretchers, controlling bleeding, carrying victims to safe places during natural calamities, foreign body airway obstruction and CPR, CSSR, precautions and safety during earthquakes, improvised floating devices and their use during floods, use of fire extinguishers, lightning survival tips. Apart from this, the people were also made aware about the precautions in our daily life.