At first glance this situation seems quite extraordinary. The author of the “scenario” was the Chair of Civil Defense. It was held in the frames of the subject “Civil Defense and Emergency First Aid”. The main participants were the 3rd year students of the Faculty of Informatics and Applied Mathematics.
Such training was held in the new building of the above mentioned chair for the 1st time. Students participating in the training have passed the half of the relevant course. The training lasted from May 22 to 26.
Today's training started with alarm. Students tried to extinguish the fire that broke out in the classroom on their own, but in vain, and students and tutors were evacuated. Some were injured during the evacuation (burns, fractures, etc.).
After the evacuation it turned out that people were still inside, and rescue operations were continued. Those received first aid in the yard then.
“It does not matter what kind of incident has occurred, it is important that the student understands his role as a rescuer or as a victim. For us it is important that the student in any situation can orient and not panic,” - said Head of YSU Chair of Civil Defense Sargis Manukyan.
Unlike previous exercises, this time the number of “trials” had expanded. They had received rather complicated tasks regarding the first aid this time.
Overall, preparedness of the tutorial staff and students was satisfactory. Mr. Manukyan said any omission in this process can really become fatal for the victims.
“Before this course we knew some things, but now we are more prepared. We have learned a lot, and this is probably the most interesting class in this semester,” - says one of the students Siranush Sargsyan.
Another participant Anush Simonyan says the exercise was a good opportunity for them to apply theoretical knowledge on practice to overcome the inner fears and help people.
“Yes, I often come across traumas in my life because I am involved in sports, and it is good there is such a subject,” - says Varand Gasparyan, another participant.