Trivandrum Corporation also plan to release a ‘City Disaster Management Plan’ to ease the disaster management in the event of an emergency.
In view of the upcoming monsoon season Trivandrum City Corporation is planning to procure a whole set of safety equipment in order to step up disaster preparedness. The scheme is as part of the Climate Risk Management Project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The civic body is planning to spend an amount of Rs 45 lakh for buying disaster management equipment and conducting awareness campaigns. Officials of the Civic body have already approached SIDCO and Kendriya Bhandar for initial consultations.
The list of emergency equipment to be purchased include wood-cutters, concrete cutters, searchlights, hydraulic spreaders, pump-sets (diesel, kerosene and electric), inflatable rubber boat, life jackets, tents, buoys, automatic weather station system, rescue stretchers, protective hand gloves, gumboots, portable generators, and public address systems.
The awareness campaign will train people to be vigilant and to fight any unforeseen emergency situations especially in coastal areas. Training is being provided in first aid, firefighting, search and rescue, and other operations. Experts from various agencies, including the National Disaster Response Force and the Fire and Rescue Services, will train the groups.
Trivandrum Corporation also plan to release a ‘City Disaster Management Plan’ to ease the disaster management in the event of an emergency. The plan is expected to be released in July.