23,535 Civil Defence volunteers trained in basic skills: DGP



Jammu: Stressing on the importance of Civil Defence in tackling tough situations, Director General of Police (DGP), Ashok Prasad today said 23,535 volunteers of the organisation were trained in basic skills like fire fighting, first aid and rescue operations.

"Enrolment of wardens and volunteers has been taken up in the rural areas also, while 23,535 CD volunteers were trained in basic skills like fire fighting, first aid and rescue", Prasad said after inaugurating the sixth Chief Wardens Civil Defence Conference here.

Besides 174 awareness camps were organised during the past one year and 47 rescue operations were conducted at different places in the state, the DGP said. "Civil Defence is an important instrument of administration, which can be harnessed in hour of distress.

"The role of CD volunteers need to be recognised by the society, as it is the zeal and commitment of the volunteers, which many a times helped the administrative authorities to prepare for any catastrophic event to take preventive measures,"? Prasad said.

During the conference important functionaries of Civil Defence from across the state would discuss important issues and further requirements to make the organisation meet its objectives, he said.

"The conference would provide platform to the participants to deliberate on geophysical features of the state and its vulnerability to disasters, besides pre-hospital management of victims of disasters and fire fighting measures," the DGP said.

PTI