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Mock fire and evacuation drill
Event Start Date : 25/06/2019 Event End Date 25/06/2019

With the initiation of the principal Seema Maindiratta, D.A.V International School, Kharghar conducted a mock fire and evacuation drill involving students and teachers in collaboration with CIDCO Fire and Safety team on 24th June 2019 to create awareness among the students about fire-fighting techniques and the ways to respond swiftly in times of such emergency. A demonstration of using fire safety equipment was conducted by the experts from the Department of Fire and Emergency services to sensitize the staff and students about life-saving and rescue techniques in case of fire.

A group of staff armed with necessary paraphernalia required for firefighting and rescue operations positioned themselves at vantage points to guide and assist the students in the mock fire and evacuation drill. The ‘Evacuation’ operation began moments after the fire alarm alerted the students. Students from the first shift of the school, Class V to XII The students and teachers immediately moved out in array from their classrooms and were asked to gather at a specified open space. CIDCO fire-engine was brought and various fighting equipment, foam chemicals to fight fire, jet spray and sprinklers were used to show the different methods to control fire during an emergency.

The mock drill was carried out in the school to prepare students and teachers for any such eventuality under the fire risk reduction programme. It was also organized to check the readiness of the school to face any such fire emergency and to make the students and staff aware about the Fire Fighting rescue operation. The Principal applauded the CIDCO Fire Department and Venus Fire fighting services for their readiness to conduct a mock drill. Even parent was involved in the mock drill exercise. The ingenuity to bring in mock drill was well appreciated by the neighbourhood.