Civil Defence Corps to tackle exigencies of crises

First unit launched in Davangere, city gets second one in State

KCDC will function under the Director General of Police and Directorate of Civil Defence. Mysore is the second city in the State after Davangere where KCDC has been launched.

Importance

Pyschological warfare is used to cause fear in people and soldiers. In such situations, common citizens can join hands and enter the KCDC to save the freedom and honour of the country.

Problems

The common problems faced during an emergency or civil disturbance are law and order problems, panic and rumours, animal evacuation, family members are separated, people are rendered homeless and without food and clothing, property buried and damaged, large scale fires, essential services are damaged.

During such situations, KCDC will offer casualty service, rescue service, salvage service, warden service, control and communication service, welfare service, supply service, auxiliary fire fighting service, training service, depot and transport service and corpse disposal service.

Civil Defence Warden

Civil Defence Warden forms the backbone of the Civil Defence organisation. The warden will be the philosopher and guide to the people in his or her  area and will be a person known from the locality.

Training

Civil Defence volunteers can undergo training at the Civil Defence Training Academy in Bangalore. KCDC is enrolling 5,100 sector wardens and 81,000 other civil defence wardens. Those above the age of 15 years,  who ave completed primary school and are physically fit are eligible for wardens post.

Inauguration

Director General of Police Dr Jija Madhavan Harisingh inaugurated KCD here at the JSS College on Friday. Police Commissioner Sunil Agarwal, IGP (Southern Range) A S N Murthy, Dr R I Jagadish and Dr T Thippeswamy were present.

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