GSAP-General Safety Awareness Program.

I had the chance to attend the company sponsored fire and safety program code named, GSAP. General Safety Awareness Program.

It was a good class and the trainer demonstrated the details of CPR and how to attack fire during emergency situations. The trainer was so full of energy that he made some people jump from their seat, with his shouting. (especially ladies) :)

Let me reiterate on the things that he mentioned for everyone’s good

Wear the helmet.

OOPS! How can I wear in the heat of Chennai?. I know that many of you must be thinking the same.

Better wear it and save the top of your body.(even though you are utilizing less than 10% power of it. ) I dont need to elaborate on this much. If I have to do that, either I am talking to mentally retarded adults or to little children who needs to be taught each and everything.

Wear the seatbelt.

I know that whenever people say about wearing helmet, the people who come in “CAR” will look with contempt at people coming in bike without helmet, and say in their minds….. ” See , I told you – you guys have to wear it”. Seldom they remember that they should wear their seatbelt while in the car.

Okay, now we have an excuse for not putting on the seatbelt as have for not wearing a helmet. ” Why should I bother?. I am riding in the city traffic where bullock carts and pedestrians move faster than an AUDI car. “.

YOU MUST since, even if you are not having enough speed, the person coming behind will be having enough speed to kick your ass from your bucket seat.  :)

This is a good point to remember as I also thought that seatbelts are worthless when driving at low speeds. Thanks to the GSAP program.

Fire safety
In case of fire, close all the windows and doors to deprive the fire from getting O2 and thereby kill itself

If a fire starts, break the alarm button box in your floor and make sure that everyone is informed via the alarm. (We have the same thing behind a glass panel near to the door like a green one. It seems that we should break the glass panel before we can press the button.)

If smoke spreads, take out a cotton towel or similar cotton material and cover your face (nose and mouth) with it. Get out of there asap.

If you are trained to be a rescue person, check every nook and cornor of the floor. Make sure that the comfort rooms are not left behind from the checklist.


This is one concept I have heard of before and I would like to add in some more information I grabbed from the net to this one.

We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.

If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn’t know whom to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence this “ICE” (In Case of Emergency) Campaign

The concept of “ICE” is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As cell phones are carried by the majority of the population, a ll you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the name “ICE” ( In Case Of Emergency).

The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn’t know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number you have stored as “ICE.”

For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. A great idea that will make a difference!

Let’s spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile phones today!

Let everybody know about this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one’s mind at rest .
Remember — ICE will speak for you, when you are not able to….
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