Ahead of the upcoming National Disaster Preparedness Day 2022, Disaster Awareness Programme Simulation was organized by PHALS in Cox’s Bazar on March 8, 2022, and March 9, 2022. Its main purpose was to reduce human losses in disasters such as cyclones, earthquakes, and fires. On the first day of the simulation, the premises of PHALS Complex show the strategies of raising awareness before the cyclone, bringing people to safe shelter during the cyclone, and rescuing the victims after the cyclone. PHALS staff and their volunteers took part in it.
On the second day, simulations on earthquake, cyclone, and fire awareness were displayed on the premises of Cox’s Bazar Women’s College with the help of the Bangladesh Fire Service and PHALS organized by Cox’s Bazar District Administration. The simulation demonstrates earthquake awareness and rescue activities and various firefighting techniques. In collaboration with the Fire Service and Civil Defence, a number of important strategies were demonstrated on how to deal with natural disasters. Here are some important strategies to help you protect yourself from catastrophic disasters such as earthquakes, cyclones, and fires. As well as apply it through students.
Speaking as the chief guest, Additional Deputy Commissioner Zahid Iqbal (Overall) said Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country, and in Cox’s Bazar district all kinds of disasters happen. Therefore, these practical exercises are very important for all the people of Cox’s Bazar. Aiming at the college students, he said that this awareness exercise should not be limited to oneself but should be shared with the whole family and make the whole family aware.
Prior to the simulation, Cox’s Bazar Government Women’s College Principal Md. Solaiman, District Relief, and Rehabilitation Officer Md. Jahangir Alam, PHALS Capacity Building Manager Akyai Mong Marma, and others spoke. During this time, two special teams from the district Red Crescent and PHALS collaborated.