Rais­ing aware­ness on CIVIL DE­FENCE

Dur­ing the event, Civil De­fence Corps, Delhi (CDCD) mo­bile app was launched

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The Civil De­fence Rais­ing Day was cel­e­brated at Bal Bharati Pub­lic School, Pi­ta­m­pura, New Delhi on De­cem­ber 6, where Tanvi Garg, IAS, Deputy Com­mis­sioner (HQ) - I was the chief guest. Other guests in­cluded var­i­ous DMS, ADMS, SDMS, Tehsil­dars, Delhi po­lice of­fi­cials, fire of­fi­cials, lo­cal res­i­dents, school au­thor­i­ties and stu­dents, civil de­fence vol­un­teers and war­dens.

The Chief Guest walked through the dis­play of Civil De­fence ser­vices like res­cue, first-aid, fire­fight­ing, wel­fare and pro­ceeded to­wards her seat. She was seen tak­ing a keen in­ter­est in the photo ex­hi­bi­tion of civil de­fence ac­tiv­i­ties.

Af­ter the Chief Guest reached the dais, a demon­stra­tion on selfde­fense was given by women civil de­fence vol­un­teers and demon­stra­tion on PT was given by men and women vol­un­teers of civil de­fense. Af­ter this, the mock dis­as­ter sit­u­a­tion was cre­ated. The civil de­fense teams, led by Hari Om Shukla as In­ci­dent Com­man­der and Vi­nay Mathur as in charge of war­den post, helped the com­mu­nity mem­bers by do­ing fire­fight­ing, res­cu­ing the sur­face ca­su­al­ties through emer­gency meth­ods of res­cue and ren­der­ing first aid to the in­jured. The meth­ods used were Two Hands Seat, Hu­man Crutch, ‘s’, CPR with AED, (Au­to­mated Ex­ter­nal De­fib­ril­la­tor), Fore and AFT, Fire Man lift, Im­pro­vised method by Blan­ket and oth­ers.

They dis­played var­i­ous res­cue meth­ods. For first floor casu- al­ties, meth­ods like Self Res­cue with Jump­ing Sheet, Fire­man’s Lift, slid­ing stretcher by one lad­der by women and slid­ing stretcher by two

lad­ders by men were used. The se­cond-floor ca­su­al­ties were cleared us­ing Slid­ing Stretcher on two par­al­lel Rope method. The ca­su­al­ties of the third floor to the se­cond floor were res­cued by cage method whereas that of top floor were res­cued by Fly­ing Fox method and self-res­cue with help of de­scen­der from the roof. All res­cue meth­ods were dis­played by the trained Civil De­fence vol­un­teers with pre­ci­sion and con­fi­dence.

More than 3000 in­vi­tees and guests cheered the par­tic­i­pants and praised their ef­forts in sav­ing the

lives of peo­ple trapped/in­jured dur­ing dis­as­ters.

Dur­ing the wel­come speech, Rahul Su­dan, Se­nior Staff Of­fi­cer (Civil De­fence) gave in­for­ma­tion on the his­tory and ac­tiv­i­ties of Civil De­fence in Delhi. Fol­low­ing this, a me­mento was pre­sented to the Chief Guest of the event

Later, The Chief Guest dis­trib­uted Pres­i­dent’s mer­i­to­ri­ous medal to Nee­lam Kataria, Ad­di­tional Chief War­den (lady) South West Dis­trict and DGCD DISC (MHA), Vi­jay J V Then­tal, Dy. C W, North Dis­trict, and Ar­chana, Group Leader, North Dis­trict. She also handed over cer­tifi­cates and medals to the win­ners and run­ners-up of in­ter-dis­trict pro­fes­sional and sports com­pe­ti­tions.

Dur­ing the event, the Civil De­fence app was

launched by the Chief Guest. The Civil De­fence Corps, Delhi (CDCD) an­droid mo­bile app dis­sem­i­nates in­for­ma­tion on civil De­fence, dis­as­ter man­age­ment and women safety. The app pro­vides di­rect call­ing fa­cil­i­ties for emer­gency num­bers, hos­pi­tals, civil de­fence war­dens/of­fices etc. She ac­knowl­edged the ‘Nishkam Sewa’ spirit of Civil De­fence Vol­un­teers who per­formed var­i­ous du­ties from time to time. She mo­ti­vated civil de­fence war­dens/vol­un­teers to en­cour­age more and more ci­ti­zen to join civil de­fence and get them trained in first-aid, fire­fight­ing and res­cue so that any kind of dis­as­ter can be dealt in an ef­fec­tive man­ner. ‘En­vi­ron­ment Pledge’ to all mem­bers in the au­di­ence far plant­ing more trees.

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