Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Training begins for emergency handlers at airport

Ahmedabad: A training programme to enhance the preparedness of handlers at the airport to respond to emergencies related to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) hazards began at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) Airport in the city on Monday.

The programme consists of lectures as well as field training, including live demonstrations of detection and decontamination including use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The training programme will also enable the handlers to provide medical first aid and initial psycho-social support, said a statement from the city airport authorities.
Experts from Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will deliver lectures and hold demonstrations on various related areas of CBRN emergency management.
15/05/18 Times of India