State Environment and Forestry Training Institute (SEFTI), Nagaland, Dimapur conducted one day awareness training on ‘forest fire and its control measures’ for the frontline staff of forest department on March 13 at Nagaland Zoological Park, Rangapahar.
The day-long training started with an inaugural function chaired by Chasayi, deputy director, SEFTI, welcome address by Tongpang, director, NZP, Rangapahar, followed by keynote address on the importance of the training by Imtiwabang, director, SEFTI.
Elusing Mero IFS, secretary (forest) exhorted the participants on the challenges and responsibilities on the part of frontline staff. Later, the secretary (Forest) also had one to one interaction with the participants.
Vote of thanks of the function was pronounced by Obed Sumi, i/c NZP, Rangapahar.
In the first technical session, Chasayi, deputy director, SEFTI spoke on “Forest fire - its type, causes and damages”, followed by “The preventive and control measures of forest fire” by M. Obed Zeliang, deputy director, SEFTI.
In the 2nd technical session, Bendangtemsu, assistant director, SEFTI spoke on “The uses of forest fire fighting tools”, followed by practical field demonstration.
SEFTI director also presented 10 sets of forest fire fighting tools kit bag designed and developed by ICFRE, Dehradun to the staff of NZP, Rangapahar.
Altogether 58 trainees participated the training.