Tezpur, July 21: District Disaster Management Authority, Sonitpur, in collaboration with 1st NDRF team stationed at 12th APBn Campus, Jamuguri, conducted FAMEx from July 16 to July 20 in each of the five revenue circles in Sonitpur district.
FAMEx is basically a community awareness programme which educates people about disaster preparedness by training them in response skills like search and rescue, first aid and fire safety. This training is designed to help local people of the community to act as first responders when professional responders like NDRF, SDRF and fire service are not immediately available.
Jagadish Kumar Nath, Inspector and NDRF team commander, along with his team gave demonstration about different response skills to the participants. DDMA, Circle officials along with SSB, Assam Rifles cadets and people from the community were present in the FAMEx.
In Dhekiajuli revenue circle, the exercise was held on July 16 at LOKD ME School where total 146 people participated. In Thelamara revenue circle, the exercise was held on July 17 at the Circle Office where total 86 people participated. In Naduar revenue circle the exercise was held on July 18 at Ghiladharimukh Centre where total 148 people participated. In Chariduar revenue circle the exercise was held on July 19 at Kabilabad High School, Dikraijan Gaon where total 105 people participated. In Tezpur revenue circle the exercise was held on July 20 at Jharoni Chapori where total 164 people participated.