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Mountain Search & Rescue Course

 

Mountain Search & Rescue Course at Pahalgam

 

Srinagar July 11: Under the instructions of Sh.Navin Agarwal, IPS, Inspector General of Police Homeguards/Civil Defence/ Aux. Police, J&K Srinagar. Civil Defence wardens of Srinagar and Anantnag towns have attended three days training course in Mountain Search and Rescue at Jawahar Institute of Mountaincering, Pahalgam w.e.f. 07-7-2006 to 09-07-2006 in which eight wardens of Srinagar town and five wardens of Anantnag town have participated. The wardens were trained in the following events:

    1. Rock climbing.
    2. Rippling.
    3. Alpine tent pitching.
    4. River crossing
    5. Mountain rope knots and hitches.
    6. Avalanche rescue.
    7. Base making.
    8. Tyrolean traverse & casualty evacuation.
    9. Mountain maladies.

Lt. Col. A.S. Shekhawat, Principal inaugurated the course. Sh.H.K.Lohia, IPS, DIG Anantnag was the chief guest at the valedictory function. He appreciated the initiative taken by IGP Homeguards I Civil Defence in getting his wardens / volunteers trained for search and rescue in rnountainous terrain.