Delhi Police on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to evolve and impart comprehensive disaster management training to Delhi Police officers and investigators.
While Rakesh Asthana, CP Delhi was the chief guest on the occasion, the MoU was signed by Satyendra Garg, Spl CP (Training) and Atul Karwal, DG, NDRF at Vimarsh Hall.
The partnership aims to disseminate practical knowledge and procedures among police personnel, making them aware of their role in the events of disaster management.
Speaking on the occasion, Rakesh Asthana underlined the need for a dedicated unit of Delhi Police for disaster management on the lines of the State Disaster Response Force. Highlighting last month’s fire incident in Mundka and the recent rain and storm that saw high winds and uprooting of trees further leading to traffic jams, he emphasised the need to equip Delhi Police with the logistical and technical know-how of disaster management.
Meanwhile, Atul Karwal, DG, NDRF said that signing of this MoU will be a great opportunity for NDRF and Delhi Police to work together on the front of disaster management.
TRAINING FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT
DIG Training, NDRF and Director, DPA shall be designated program coordinators for training which will also act as points of contact between the two organizations. Classes for the disaster management module will be held for basic training courses of DANIPS (Prob.), PSIs and refresher courses for field officers.
Furthermore, courses on basic concepts of disaster management, disaster preparedness, IRS, BLS, CPR, rescue, CBRN and earthquake safety will be covered, which will provide inputs to Delhi Police officers for dealing with critical and dynamic situations of manmade and natural disasters.
A certificate in disaster management will be given to trainee officers after successful completion of the module.
The specialized National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was constituted in 2006 for the purpose of special response to a threatening disaster situation under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.