Mock drill held on fire incident at Uri

Uri fire mock drill

A mock drill on fire incidents was organised by the Sub- division, Uri in collaboration with National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) at Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday.

The mock exercise was held in collaboration with various Departments, including NDRF, SDRF, Civil Defence, Indian Army, BRO, BSF, CISF and NHPC. During the exercise various disaster scenarios were simulated, and the response of the Rescue Teams was tested.

The exercise focused on mainly three aspects – Fire fighting, Rescue & First Aid. Volunteers were imparted training by the trainers of NDRF & SDRF in terms of CPR, checking the condition of those hurt & evacuating those. A team of Indian Army that had been instrumental in dousing the fire in at least 10 such fire incidents explained how the crowding of the fire incident site hampers firefighting efforts and what all were basic Fire fighting skills that need to be kept in mind when someone is faced with initial fire in their localities.


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Later a demo session was also conducted when a fire was lit and the local people doused it with their own hands using various fire extinguishers. Various equipment were kept on display full day for familiarization purposes and the locals got to know various techniques of fire fighting & rescue.

Accordingly, the exercise was attended by SSP Baramulla, Sh Rayees Mohammad Bhat, Director Disaster Management, Aamir Ali, SDM Uri. Sh Harvinder Singh, SDPO Uri, Tehsildar Boniyar, BDO Boniyar among others.

Pertinently, it’s worth to mention here that, on November 29th 2021, shops of Boniyar market gutted in a midnight blaze, due to which, the dreams of many families shattered.

Meanwhile, the locals expressed gratitude to the Civil administration for organizing such a training programme for the first time in their area and expressed hope that the situation would improve in near future.


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