The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) 10th Battalion, in affiliation with the Civil Defence Organisation (CDO) of South Central Railway (SCR), carried out a mock drill at Bitragunta railway station on Friday.
Staff of the Self Propelled Accident Relief Medical Van (SPARMV), CDO, Safety, Mechanical, Signal and Telecom (S&T) and different wings participated within the operation, stated Additional Divisional Railway Manager (ADRM-Operations) M. Srikanth, who monitored the drill.
The goal of the mock operation was to coach the employees working in medical and accident aid trains in ‘rescuing’ the passengers, shifting them to the closest hospital and saving their lives. About 150 employees participated within the four-hour lengthy drill, stated Vijayawada railway hospital, Assistant Chief Medical Superintendent, Dr. V.B. Manoj.
On giving the alarm, groups of NDRF, accident aid van, Government Railway Police (GRP), CDO, Railway Protection Force (RPF), medical and different wings rushed to the condemned coach with all rescue units.
They reduce the window grills with hydraulic cutters and the aspect physique of the coach, and rescued the passengers.
The NDRF crew demonstrated varied methods used for carrying folks resembling cradle elevate and single-man human crutch and different strategies to avoid wasting the passengers. Chain knot and window rescue with stretcher strategies had been adopted to rescue the unconscious and passengers stranded on the highest of the coaches.
Fire, GRP, RPF and the protection division employees gave a demo on the usage of hearth extinguishers, moist fabric, sodium bicarbonate, giving fundamental life help, offering first help to the injured in carvan, stated Senior Divisional Safety Officer, J. Srinath.
Officers P.V. Ramana Rao, Dr. P. Sudhakar, Ch. Suresh, Subramanyam, Robin Kumar, T. Sudheer Babu and Pradeep Kumar participated.