Preparedness is an essential key for managing disasters. To be prepared, one should know what to do to handle the situation effectively.
In an attempt to empower the team of staff at Shri Natesan Vidyasala MHSS, a training program was organised by the school management in association with Sri Satya Sai Seva organisation’s Disaster Management Team, Tamilnadu wing, which has been undertaking several rescue operations across the country during times of disasters. The training was essentially to educate the staff team about basic first aid and the measures to be taken during road accidents, and natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis.
The first aid required in times of choking, stroke, heart attack and epilepsy were demonstrated. The types of fire accidents were also discussed in detail, and a demonstration on how to control fires was given. Not only that, the staff were provided hands on experience as well, should any such accident take place. The usage of fire-suppression equipment during electrical fires was an interesting and useful take-away from the session.
Several instances of how lives were saved during the times of disasters were shared by the volunteers from Sri Satya Sai Seva organisation’s Disaster Management Team. The entire training program was spearheaded by Mr. Thiagarajan and his team, an alumnus of Natesan and also the recipient of Good Persons Award instituted by the School, for his great contributions to the society during the times of crisis, especially during the Tsunami, Chennai – Kerala floods, Vardha and Gaja Storms.
During the feedback session, a few staff members shared some instances from their life where irrevocable losses were experienced by their near and dear ones due to lack of awareness during such times.
All the staff members profusely thanked the school management for providing them with this opportunity to become aware of such accidents and its means of control.