A 25 member team from 10th battalion, NDRF, stationed at Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, trained 100 police and 71 homeguards on Thursday. They were given training to rescue people in whatever possible way, by availing basic materials in the surroundings.The disasters can be tsunami, earth quake, gas leakage, radiological emergency, structural collapse, railway accident or any other major disasters.After tsunami left many affected, the central government formulated the idea of NDRF under National Disaster Response Authority (NDRA) in 2006.
The 10th battalion was started on November 15, 2012. There are 10 NDRF battalions in India and this battalion focuses on Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. They took active part in disaster management when cyclone Neelam hit the country. There are 18 teams per battalion with 1,000 well trained men from paramilitary services like CRPF, CISF, BSF and ITBP. Each team has 47 members and one of the teams will be always on alert. “After children’s vacations end, we shall be visiting schools and colleges,” said sub-inspector Sanjay, heading the 25 member team.The team will be training fire station, Madhapur, on Friday and NSS cell, Osmania University, on Saturday.