Rajahmundhry, 11 May 2015: After being adjudged as the most eligible entity in undertaking a project to train 400 persons of Andhra Pradesh State Disaster and Fire Services, the first batch of trainees were qualified by Life Saving Society of India today.Present as external examiner on behalf of the Department, Mr Niranjan Reddy said,’ This training has been most useful. It has built up the confidence of the trainees. Some of these trainees did not even know how to swim and now they are crossing the entire breadth of the river.’
A small team of highly experienced trainers from New Zealand, Lifesaving Society of India of Kolkatta and Andhra Pradesh trained the trainees. The training was carried out for 15 days and the trainees were taught swimming skills, rescue techniques, boat driving and handling, first aid and crowd management.
The next batch is expected to commence on 14th May and will follow a similar schedule.