NDRF team prepares for monsoon: Mock rescue operations in Mangalore

NDRF team prepares for monsoon: Mock rescue operations in Mangalore

June 21: A mock rescue operation was conducted by the district disaster management team and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). This mock operation was aimed at creating awareness on the steps to be taken during natural calamities such as landslides.
As a part of the operation, rescue teams provided ‘timely assistance’ and ‘rescued people’ trapped under mud. The victims were safely shifted using ropeway and ladders. Demonstration of Emergency medical assistance to be provided to ‘victims’  by the team by district health personnel present at the spot. An earthmover was used to clear the debris at the site. Life-saving equipment was utilised for the operation.
Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil S said that such mock drills will be held during monsoon in order to ensure the preparedness of district administration. Along with this an exhibition of life-saving equipment was held on the occasion.
Personnel from the 10th battalion of NDRF, district health department, fire and emergency services personnel, district Home Guards and police took part in the mock rescue operation.
District Health and Family Welfare officer Dr Ramakrishna Rao was present. Villagers and students gathered at the spot in huge numbers to watch the demo.

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