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Rescue 1122 introduces School Safety Programme.

Lahore -- The Punjab Emergency Service, Rescue 1122, Rawalpindi, has started School Safety Programme-2013 to sensitise the students and teachers at grass root level about professional approach and their role in case of emergency or disaster.

The community training wing, Rescue 1122, under supervision of Deeba Shahnaz Akhter has initiated this educational programme for saving lives by changing minds of community for safety culture.

In this regards, in first phase training of trainers has been conducted to have sufficient teams for running the training programme and a consultation workshop has been organised at Community Training Centre (CTC), Rawalpindi, to finalise the contents of one-day session and executing process of School Safety Programme-2013.

The education department has been contacted to get lists of schools and focal persons from schools to execute this programme in professional manners. The 12 different schools on every Saturday will be covered and disseminate knowledge about emergencies, emergency numbers, importance of Golden hour and emergency management.

These trainers will also conduct survey of schools buildings along with concerned school staff to identify building safety standards and hazards, vulnerabilities and capacities assessment for making and effective strategy for involved Risk Reduction.

The spokesperson, Rescue 1122 said that Rawalpindi Community Training Wing has target to cover more then 500 schools in 2013 and hazards of school buildings will also be identified for further safety measures by the concerned authorities, she added.
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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Jan 12, 2013
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