Nagpur: In keeping with directives from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Maharashtra Fire Service Academy, Mumbai, to conduct a national level fire and evacuation drill, the Fire and Emergency Services Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) organized the mock drill in at Sanskar Vidya Sagar, KDK College Campus, Nandanvan, Nagpur.
Accordingly, the NMC’s Fire and Emergency Services Department formed teams of the students for different jobs to be carried out for the mock fire and evacuation drill. The teams formed include Communications Team, Fire Team, Rescue Team, Search Team, as well as First Aid Team, Transport Team, Media and Management Team. The teams were given necessary instructions and subsequently the mock fire and evacuation drill was conducted. Around 1000 students, 34 teachers and 25 maintenance staff participated in the mock fire and evacuation drill at Sanskar Vidya Sagar, KDK College Campus, Nandanvan.
A number of demonstrations including dousing flames and rescuing people, displaying and explaining various equipment used in fighting fires, simple precautions to be taken to avoid a fire, basic awareness on how to react if an incident does happen, which can save precious lives, were also held on the occasion.
The mock fire and evacuation drill was conducted under the guidance of Chief Fire Officer Rajendra Uchke. Other officers who rendered their services include Station Officer Keshav R Kothe, Tushar Neware of Civil Lines Station, Fire Redemptive Tambe, Sakkardara Station Officer Sunil Dokre, PS Ghugal, Chief Fire Redemptive, Shivaji Shirke, Sanjay Parate, and other personnel. The Principal of Sanskar Vidya Sagar, KDK College Campus, Nandanvan, Hemlata Ambekar, Director Padmaja Patil, teachers Asha Kamat, Laxmikant Mahajan, Manoj Burde, Shalini Pethe and others extended their cooperation in conduct the drill.