NDRF conducts mock drill on earthquake preparedness at NIT

DOIMUKH, Feb 6: The ‘E’ Company of the 12th battalion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), stationed here conducted a mock drill on earthquake preparedness at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) on Wednesday.
NIT Director Prof Pinakeswar Mahanta briefed the students and staff about earthquake, dos and don’ts before, during and after an earthquake.
An earthquake scenario was created, where six persons were trapped in a collapsed building. The NDRF team rescued the trapped people with the help of modern equipment and techniques. They also gave the victims first aid.
Inspector (GD) Vivek Kumar led the NDRF team in conducting the mock exercise, which was supervised by Second-In-Command (Medical) Dr Abir Chowdhary, Deputy Commandant P Nupajao, Singh and Assistant Commandant Sanjay Prasad Sharma.