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Even smallest factors matter during rescue operations: NDRF

Even smallest factors matter during rescue operations: NDRF

New Delhi: For National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), small factors matter during the Golden Hours in any rescue operation. In 2018, the disaster rescue force conducted as many as 37 operations in Delhi-NCR. According to NDRF, before reaching the spot, rescue plan is prepared which includes factors like timing, any cricket match or TV programme broadcasted or wind direction at the time of the incident.

"During any house collapse, the rescue team keep even the smallest things into consideration like whether any cricket match broadcasting on the day of the incident as it raises possibilities that the family might be trapped in the drawing room where they might be watching the game," said Krishan Kumar, Assistant Commandant and PRO NDRF.

He further stated that if the building collapses in the night, the team search the bedroom part of the structure.

During any chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN) wind factors are also being considered."

After rescuing victims from the chemical leak incident, they are being moved in opposite wind direction through safe route. Victims can come in contact with the chemical again if they are being taken from the direction of the wind," said NDRF officer.

The data accessed by Millennium Post claimed that last year, they went for rescue operation in incidents of house collapse reported in Delhi-NCR.

"We rescued two persons and retrieved 11 bodies from the collapsed structure," said NDRF official.

On July 17, five teams of NDRF conducted search and rescue operation at Shahberi Village in Gautam Budh Nagar (UP) in connection with collapsed of Six storey building. Teams retrieved nine bodies.

In another incident happened on July 22, two teams conducted the operation in connection with the collapse of four storey building at Akash Nagar, Dasna in Ghaziabad (UP) and rescued two live victims and retrieved two dead bodies.

In thirty drowning and missing cases, NDRF conducted 30 rescue operations and retrieved 13 bodies. On July 8, one team conducted search and rescue operation in connection with the drowning of three persons in sewage treatment plant in Loni, Ghaziabad (UP). Team retrieved three bodies. In CBRN incident the NDRF conducted search operation in Faridabad on October 31.

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