Disaster Management Awareness and Safety Training
January 11, 2023
Nepal Scouts successfully conducted the 7 days of Disaster Management Awareness and Safety Training from 19th to 25th of Poush. The training was primarily focused on the easter region particularly Province 1, Madesh Province, and Bagmati Province. A total of 67 scouts from the three provinces were present during the training. There were 13 trainers to facilitate along with managing the training. The training was conducted under camp chief Mr. Ashok Kumar Thapa Magar alongside Camp Commander Mr. Pawan Koirala and Mr. Thir Bahadur Khadka. To support and facilitate the management body, 10 scouts trainer were present.
This is the 3rd batch of training that Nepal Scouts have been organizing on the yearly basis. The training was remodeled with the primary focus on blending the theoretical and practical sessions. The training included the following areas:
- Medical First Responder (MFR)
- Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue (CSSR)
- Dead Body Management (DBM)
- Water-Induced Disaster Rescue
- Rappelling and Climbing Techniques
- Sick Man Carrying Method
- Rope Work (Rope Rescue)
- Fire Fighting Techniques
- First Aid and Practical Emergency Logistic Training
- Drill and Command
- Handling Radio Equipment
- Law and Order of Nepal During Disaster
- Role of Nepal Scouts During Disaster
Alongside this, a community drill was also showcased with primary focus on LPG and firefighting using materials inside the kitchen. The community drill cover around 50 household homes in the area. Alongside the community drill, DIG of Armed Police Force Nepal, Mr Ganesh Bdr. Thada Magar also took the session and emphasize the need of the time and discipline. The participants also were able to have a glimpse of the APF camp area alongside the equipment that the security forces have in regard to disaster management.
A night drill was also conducted in order to aware the scouts that the disaster could happen anywhere at any time. Furthermore, the closing ceremony included a simulation session where fire fighting techniques, high angle/low angle rescue, dead body management, collapsed structure search and rescue, and CPR alongside first aid was showcased through a scenario.
The event was concluded by closing remarks from National Ad-Hoc Committee member, Mr. Indra Bhusan Adhikari alongside Ganesh Bdr. Thada Magar, DIG of Armed Police Force Nepal. The scouts between age group 18-30 that were involved in the training will be conducting awareness and safety training at their local level. Nepal Scouts aspires to empower youth with life skills so that they are prepared to build a resilient community towards the disaster. Nepal Scouts would like to thank Armed Police Force for their close coordination and management.