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Homeguards - During World War–II Homeguards a voluntary organisation for local Defence was raised in the United Kingdom. In India on December 6 1946 Homeguards were raised in Bombay to assist in controlling Civil disturbances. In the wake of Chinese aggression of 1962 all voluntary organizations of States and Union territory were merged into one All India Homeguards which is voluntary both in concept and character.

Civil Defence in India owes its origin to the erstwhile Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Organisation raised and operated during World War-II by the Ministry of Defence to safeguard the life and property of the civilian population and also to maintain the continuity of production and economic activity of the nation during the war time... more

Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2016

Jammu (J&K), August, 18th: A large number of HG/CD volunteers and SDRF personnel alongwith GOs/NGOs have been deployed for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra Duty at various important places in Kashmir i.e Nunwan, Chandanwari Sheshnag, MG Top, Poshpatri, Panjtarni, Baltal, Brarimarg, Sangam & Holy Cave and at Jammu Province i.e. Lakhanpur, Kalibari, Chann Arorian, Chichi Mata, Base camp Bhagwati Nagar Jammu, Udhampur and Ramban. Sh. Amarnath Ji Yatra commenced from 02-07-2016 and concluded on 18-08-2016. All the SDRF teams who have undergone specialised Courses in Disaster Management have been deployed with well equipped rescue equipments and tents, First Aid Boxes with first aid material, sleeping bags, oxygen cylinders, shovels, pick axes, ropes, blankets etc. to tackle any eventuality. ... more

Awareness Programmes

Among various intitiatives of Awareness programmes, SDRF organised one day awareness cum demonstration programme on CSSR, MFR and fire fighting at Delhi Public School Rajbagh Kathua. On the occasion Sh.S.Gopal Reddy, IPS Commandant General HG/CD & SDRF J&K was the chief guest. During the programme, about 400 students and staff members participated and were acquainted with Collapsed Structure Search & Rescue (CSSR), Medial First Response (MFR) and fire fighting during disaster .... more