Indian Railway Institute of Disaster Management (IRIDM) and South Western Railway (SWR) conducted a real-time Mock Drill at Hejjala near Bengaluru.
The Mock Drill was a part 5-day Advanced Training in Disaster Management for Officers and staff of Indian Railways organized from 21.11.2022 to 25.11.2022.
Shri. Sanjeev Kishore, General Manager of South Western Railway (SWR) had inaugurated the real-time Mock Drill on 21.11.2022.
The event was conducted in association with South Western Railway, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Fire Services, and Civil Defense.
IRIDM is Organizing Five Days Advanced Training Programme for Gazetted Officers of the Middle Management cadre from Safety and Mechanical Branches with the help of National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), New Delhi.
Simultaneously, Hands on Training for Non-Gazetted staff involved in Disaster management is also organized in association with NDRF, SDRF, Dept. of Fire & Emergency Services, Govt. of Karnataka, and Civil Defence.
This is the first of its kind Advanced Training of very large scale organized by IRIDM drawing Officers and Supervisory Officers from all over Railways.
All the Participants took part in today’s mock drill, simulating a situation with more than 100 Casualties/Injuries utilizing about 6 Condemned Coaches.
Also fire mock drill was conducted to manage Disaster Management among key players like Accident Relief Train (ART) Supervisors, Safety Counsellors, ART Staff, and Crane Drivers involved in policy and implementation.