FIRE PERSONNEL TRAINED AT NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE CENTRE-2016

          The Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services has prepared a team to form the department contingent in the State Disaster Response Force.  The contingent have already been trained in Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), Medical First Responder (MFR), Swift Water Flood Rescue (SWFR), besides the Basic Fire Fighting and other related skills.  In the first batch 12 Fire Fighting Personnel from the State Disaster Response Force contingent of the Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services had been recently deputed to 5 Bn. National Disaster Response Force training at Sudumbare, The-Maval, District Pune for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Training.  The contingent who were trained at National Disaster Response Force was headed by Shri Rajendra A. Haldankar, Divisional Officer alongwith Shri Deelip Gawas, Station Fire Officer, Shri Santosh Gawas, Station Fire Officer, Shri Dilesh H. Govekar, Sub-Officer, Shri Siddesh Parab, Fire Fighter, Shri Pravin Gaonkar, Fire Fighter, Shri Baurao T. Arondekar, Fire Fighter, Shri Rajendra S. Pednekar, Fire Fighter, Shri Sajjan S. Mudkudkar, Fire Fighter, Shri Satyajeet H. Dessai, Fire Fighter, Shri Sachin Gaonkar, Fire Fighter and Shri Narayan T. Morlekar, Fire Fighter.

          The trainees have been provided with classroom and practical training in various facets of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear.  The funding for this training have been made from the State Disaster Response Fund of the Goa State Disaster Management Authority.

          The Director of the department had visited the Trainees at the training centre to apprise himself with the training facilities and the training requirement for the State.  The Commandant In-charge of 5 Bn. National Disaster Response Force participated in the discussion and showed the facility required for the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear training.  The Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services needs to further equip itself for meeting the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents and will begin the procurement process. The Goa Fire and Emergency Services is first Emergency Response Department in the country to get its State Disaster Response Force contingent trained in CBRN.