Civil Defence unit makes 250 life jacket using plastic bottles in view of flood
Vadakkencherry (Palakkad): The Civil Defence unit of Vadakkencherry has prepared 250 life jackets using empty plastic bottles in view of flood havoc.
A life jacket can be made using 8 tightly closed plastic bottles without any holes on it. They collected about 2000 plastic bottles from various places for this purpose.
The bottle life jacket is prepared by tying together the plastic bottles using a rope. If the life jacket is tied around the chest of a person, he/she can float above the water during disasters, said the fire force officials.
The life jackets were prepared by Vadakkencherry fire station officer Job Jacob, assistant station officer E C Shaju, civil defence coordinators V S Sminesh Kumar, C Chithran and Prashanth as per the direction of District Fire Officer Arun Bhaskar.