Course on disaster management ends
FIVE-DAY national programme on basic and intermediate course of Incident Command System (ICS) concluded at the Disaster Management Institute (DMI) here on Saturday. The programme had been organised under the joint aegis of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration Mussorie and the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
The ICS is a USA- based disaster- on -scene response management system adopted by the Government of India in conjunction with USFS under the GoI-USAID Programme.
According to a release, it is a system that can be used for various disasters irrespective of their scale. It can be handy for short or long, simple or complex, natural or man-made disasters as also for management of day-to-day activities like sports, conferences or even conducting elections.
The programme was conducted for senior bureaucrats, disaster management executives, professionals from various states, senior Red Cross personnel and fire services chiefs and engineers from various states.
Qualifying candidates would further participate in advance programmes like logistics, administration and financial chief course.
DMI Director Col AKS Parmar conducted the programme with support of the Institute’s faculty under which large number of practical exercises were organised on management of disasters like floods, bird flu, earthquakes among others.
The participants of the programme were divided into syndicates as per Indian conditions, representing national, state and district levels of which three syndicates developed an Incident Action Plan for complex earthquake and flood disasters.
At the valedictory function organised today, Col AKS Parmar presented his report on the programme along with participant feedback. Certificates of successful completion were also given to the participants at the end of the programme.
SN Mishra, IAS, Commissioner, Town and Country Planning, Government of MP and Executive Director of DMI appreciated the conduct of the programme and urged maximum participation of bureaucrats and heads of various departments of all states and union territories in such programmes.