Indian Airport Forms Civil Defence Unit

27 July 2010 (Last Updated July 27th, 2010 18:30)

Bangalore International Airport in India has become the first airport to create its own voluntary civil defence unit to manage crises and disasters. The unit, called the Bengaluru International Airport Area Division Number 22, accepted its first 35 volunteers from among employees of var

Bangalore International Airport in India has become the first airport to create its own voluntary civil defence unit to manage crises and disasters.

The unit, called the Bengaluru International Airport Area Division Number 22, accepted its first 35 volunteers from among employees of various agencies at the airport, according to The Hindu Business Line.

The unit underwent a week's training by the Karnataka Directorate of Civil Defence in areas such as disaster management, casualty services, fire fighting and rescue operations, community patrol and mitigating accidents.

Members were selected following a month-long promotion called 'Inviting Super Heroes'.