NGO trains youth in disaster risk reduction

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By Fast Kashmir on 16/05/2017. 11 Comments

NGO trains youth in disaster risk reduction

‘Programme aimed to build coping capacity of communities to fire hazards’

Srinagar, May 16: As natural disasters like fire are frequent in Jammu and Kashmir, Hope Disability Centre, a NGO, in partnership with Caritas India and Department of Fire & Emergency Service conducted a day-long training programme for the residents of Anantnag district on disaster reduction and rescue.
Titled ‘Understanding the Fire Triangle’, the programme was aimed to build coping capacity of local community for prevention, mitigation, and response to fire hazards.
The training was conducted in Hassanpora village of Anantnag in which 35 youth volunteers were trained through mock drills by experts from the Fire and Emergency department in extinguishing fire and using different types of extinguishers as per source and nature of fire.
HDC along with Caritas India is running a project in district Srinagar and Anantnag for ‘Disaster Risk Reduction’ to make communities resilient against the natural and man-made disasters. (KNS)

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