A Talk By The National Disaster Rescue Force (N.D.R.F.)
February 12, 2016
The morning assembly at St. Stephen's was made special by the team of the National Disaster Rescue Force. The N.D.R.F. is a special task force that works 24x7 at the time of disaster. The students of the school gathered in the assembly area to witness the display of valour of the N.D.R.F. who demonstrated various techniques of rescue operations during challenging situations. It was followed by a live demonstration in the auditorium, wherein students were made aware about the different strategies which should be employed for rescue during emergencies like chair lift and fireman lift.
The team even displayed ways to pull out a victim when he/she is engulfed in flames. They demonstrated various dragging methods like side, seat, shoulder and blanket drag. They enlightened the students about the first aid remedies to be administered to a bleeding victim like direct pressure method, pressing pressure points, elevating the arm and using the tourniquet. At the end, the team discussed about the importance of the Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) which can be used when the person is clinically dead. An exhibition was put up in the front lawns of the school where multiple life saving equipments like a Victim Locating Camera, Cordless Cutting Machine, Reciprocating Saw, Air Leaping Bag and Hydraulic Jet were displayed. The officers interacted with the children and answered all their queries while explaining the functions of each device.
The special force concluded by encouraging the children to act promptly, patiently and wisely to avoid a stampede during an earthquake. It was an extremely informative session which apprised the students about how to deal with disasters.