Mock drill to test flood preparedness held at Srinagar
SRINAGAR: A Mock Drill on flood preparedness was conducted by NDRF in collaboration with SDRF, DDMA Srinagar and JKSEOC in River Jhelum near Zero Bridge here.
The mock drill was carried out as part of preparation to combat flood-like situation.
The Drill was conducted in presence of an Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Srinagar, Dr Syed Hanief Balkhi.
On the occasion, all the stakeholders from the concerned departments participated in the smooth conduct of the drill.
Speaking on the occasion, the ADC said that the aim of the exercise was to check the Disaster preparedness of all the departments and to find the gaps in resources and communication system in the district, besides to spread awareness among the stakeholders and the general public regarding their role.
He further said that such mock exercises are very important as it helps in proper coordination, decision-making, prompt response, and other life safety aspects at the time of any incident.
During the event, both the response forces, NDRF and SDRF presented various rescue and response techniques utilized to save lives during floods like situation including rescue of drowned persons due to boat capsize, river crossing rope rescue, use of improvised floating aids, deep diving to find the dead etc.