VIJAYAWADA: AP Special Protection Force (APSPF) police personnel underwent rigorous training under the supervision of experts from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), in Krishna river on Saturday.
As the State was prone to floods and cyclones with most of the districts located on seashore, higher officials of the APSPF took a decision to provide required training to their personnel so as to prepare some teams to respond to natural calamities.
In this regard, the SPF officials sought the help of NDRF to provide necessary training to the SPF personnel.
On Saturday, a team of 30 personnel were trained by the NDRF staff regarding skills needed to rescue those getting washed away in floods.
“As we are a new state and having a long sea coast, we have to be prepared to face natural calamities like cyclones and floods. As the first objective in such eventualities will be protection of human lives, we have decided to form a Disaster Response Team at the state level with at least 500 personnel.” an SPF official said.
As part of that preparation we are providing training to the SPF staff in a phased manner under the supervision of NDRF, he added