LUDHIANA, January 21 (CNI) – A National level Fire and Evacuation drill, to create awareness among the teachers and students, on how to take safety measures and prepare themselves during fire mishaps, was held on Sunday in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Cemetery Road of the city.The officials from local fire department along with health department, local police and experts from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) gave training to the students and teachers. A total of 10 teams of students and teachers were formed. In a mock-drill, Mrs Suman Gupta who was made in-charge of fire alarming team called the fire brigade and separate team under the observation of Principal Mrs Taskin Akhtar informed the police and NDRF. A fire-fighting team which was headed by Mr Kuldeep Kumar tried to douse the flames. The other teams that include Fire Evacuation Team led by Mrs Rupinder Kaur, Mrs Monika Jain headed search team, First-Aid Team was led by Mrs Suman Chawla, Mr Kuldeep Singh and Mrs Harjinder Pal Kaur led the Transport and Awareness Teams. The firefighters armed with necessary equipment required for firefighting and rescue operations assisted the teachers and students in the mock fire and evacuation drill. An ambulance was also stationed at the spot with required facilities to teach them on how to push the victims in such fire mishap.
They were taught about various rescue methods including, pressing fire alarms and operating the fire extinguishers to douse the flames, to evacuate themselves, emergency exits, and how to respond swiftly in times of such emergency situation. On this occasion, District Revenue Officer Mrs Savita, Civil Hospital SMO Dr RP Bhatia, MO Dr Rajdeep Singh, Inspector Mr Amit Pal Bhatti from Commandant Punjab Home Guard and Civil Defense Ludhiana, Fire Safety Officer Mr Navrang Singh, Inspector Sanjay Singh from NDRF and others were present.