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Coimbatore colleges focus on fire safety


Students get hands-on training on rescue operations

It was a lesson on handling life and death situations - how to fight fire and rescue people. To impart the skill to students, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College conducted a programme a few days ago, as part of the Rashtriya Ekta Divas celebrations.

National Service Scheme programme officer B. Mariappan says that the college management roped in students, lab technicians, hostel mess cooks and also security personnel so that they learnt fire fighting skills and the precautions that need to be adopted in case of an emergency.

This was only an one-off event to observe the Divas, but on a regular basis the SNR Sons Charities conducts safety drills in all its institutions, says its Fire Safety Officer D. Narasimhan.

Imparting such skills is necessary because not many students know them; even if they know they need to internalise the skills so that it becomes a part of their reflex, says S.R. Chandran, District Officer, Fire and Rescue Services, Coimbatore. He recently participated at the International Disaster Risk Reduction Day programme at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.The students may know in theory what to do during emergencies but that knowledge is of no use unless they learn practically how to react.

His department imparts safety and rescue training to students at the invitation of education institutions.

Recently, the Rathinam Group of Institutions also held a fire safety programme for its students.

(Reporting by Karthik Madhavan)

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