Border Security Force Institute of Disaster Response (BIDR) was raised on 20th April 2005. Aim of establishing the Institute was to organize training in specialized courses of MFR/CSSR, NBC Emergencies, Flood Water Rescue, and Disaster Preparedness for teams of NDRF Bns and Civilian Agencies.
This Institute is a leading Nodal Agency for imparting training to National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Civil Agencies. It also acts as a think tank for Disaster Response Training in BSF and coordinates all disaster response activities with other organizations. Presently, the Institute is Co- located at BSF Academy, Tekanpur, Gwalior.
The Institute has been earmarked as a specialized Institute for Flood Water Rescue and is entrusted to train officers and men who are inducted into NDRF Bns and subsequently personnel of other Organizations in the specialized field of Flood Water Rescue. Presently course in MFR/CSSR and NBC are being conducted at BIDR for both the NDRF Bn (128 Bn and 106 Bn BSF). Future courses of BIDR will include specialized training in Flood Water Rescue, Deep water Diving, Motorized Boat, Rowing and Disaster Preparedness.
The Institute will also be imparting training for Middle and Senior level Officers involved in Administrative works in Pre and Post Disaster Preparedness, Community Awareness, Relief Camp Management etc. These courses will involve Joint Mock Exercises, Vertical Interactions, Workshops and Seminars which will dwell upon Case studies and effectiveness of the skills provided to the NDRF pers by the Training Institutes. The Institute also conducts lectures in Disaster Management for in service courses like Senior Command, Junior Command, Command and Logistics and also for Basic courses like AC (DE), SI (DE), and recruit constables in co located institutions.
The Institute has been earmarked to be permanently established in Kolkata where it will be co-located with an NDRF Bn. 125 Acres of land has been recommended to be authorized for the purpose.
To develop BSF Institute of Disaster Response (BIDR) as a National level Institute for disaster response in the field of:
- Medical First Responder (MFR)
- Collapse Structure Search and Rescue (CSSR)
- Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Emergencies
- Flood Water and Cyclone Disaster Management
- To act as Nodal Agency and think tank for Disaster Response Training in BSF
- To organise training in MFR/CSSR, NBC Emergencies and Flood Water Rescue for teams of NDRF Bn of BSF
- Coordinate all disaster response activities with o