SHILLONG: The specialist disaster response training imparted to various States of Police persons is based on the International Search and Rescue Guidelines to bring the uniformity in the work culture of rescuers across the globe, an official release informed on Friday.
These standard guidelines elaborate the basic universal safety of rescuers while responding, safety of bystanders, efficient & effective employment of human and material resources without time consumption. A team of qualified instructors of 1st Battalion National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) imparted 10 days of disaster response training to 20 Police officers from all across India and neighbouring friend Bangladesh w.e.f. August 21 to 30 at Northeast Police Academy, Shillong, (Meghalaya). The subjects covered during the training were Medical First Response, collapsed structure search & rescue, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear emergency, rope rescue, water rescue & fire fighting etc. “Reducing losses through disaster response training initiatives targeted at developing expert and accountable disaster responders which is our top priority for disaster risk reduction with integrated development milestones in disaster response. Developing responders in every State to mitigate such risks will be having future dividends,” said SK Sastri, Commandant, NDRF, Guwahati, (Assam).