Pampore: A workshop on basic life support and Disaster preparedness training was conducted at Townhall Pampore by Help together foundation in association with SDRF JK and civil defence.
Volunteers associated with Help together foundation participated in this workshop wherein training on basic life support, first aid , CPR and fire safety was provided. About 50 volunteers, mostly students attended the training programme with live demonstrations and mock drills.
HTF was created by a group of young professionals in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and has been actively involved in providing oxygen support to atleast 100 families in Pampore and various adjoining areas since the onset of pandemic.
HTF has also been actively working in the other sectors such as education and livelihood by helping the underprivileged sections of the society in education and livelihood.
HTF also shared a roadmap of their future plans and affirmed to provide more training in future to the students and other sections of the society to ensure a responsive and resilient social set up.
Aamir Ali, Nodal Officer SEOC and Deputy Chief Warden Civil Defence said that it’s imperative to involve the community for Disaster Response and in order to ensure a Disaster Resilient society. He encouraged youth to come forward and learn life saving skills and render their services and time as Civil Defence Volunteers.
“Our aim is to build the capacity of the first responders to act in emergencies and save lives. We are working on to develop a roadmap to incorporate basic training modules in the school curriculum to ensure basic life saving skills are inculcated at an early stage in an individual “ said Sameer Ahmad, one of the Core Members of the HTF.