Registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 No. 384/1998.
NITI AYOG Registration No. KL/2018/0198482




India is a country that records staggering high numbers road traffic deaths of over 1,50,000 deaths every year. Kerala, due to its unique geography and roadways, similarly records high numbers of road traffic accidents and deaths every year. These accidents and resulting deaths and destruction of property create huge problems in the welfare of society. By the late 90s Road accidents were increasing in a regular scale but the ways to mitigate such things usually ended up only as lip service.

During late 1990’s in Ernakulam, the Rotary International & Police department together started a program called Cochin City Action Force. They trained a few volunteers in First aid and road safety with the aim of shifting the road traffic victims from the scene of accident to a well equipped hospital without any further bodily damage and without losing time. This was received as a great success and was really an eye opener for the society. Their volunteers started operations in Ernakulam city and saved many lives.

Inspired by the success of the program in Ernakulam, in the year 1998, Kozhikode City Traffic Police initiated various programs to control road traffic behavior and to control accidents happening on the roads named CRAFT 1998.


As part of this, a 10 days continuous awareness program was undertaken by the City Traffic Police with the help of the general public, trade unions, service organizations like Rotary International, Lions International, various NGOs and Government Departments like Motor Vehicles Department and Government Health Services. Various programs like seminars, workshops, training classes, street dramas, vehicle rallies and other programs were undertaken to create awareness about road accidents. This “CRAFT 1998” was inaugurated by Dr. Kiran Bedi, the former Director General of Police, Delhi, India. The then Chief Minister of Kerala, Mr. E K Nayanar was kind enough to inaugurate a vehicle rally and to participate in the events. This program was a great success and created an atmosphere of friendship between the general public and the police.

Mr. E K Radhakrishnan and Mr. John Jacob, two young Rotarians, were active in the CRAFT 98 program and were very emotionally and sincerely attached to the awareness programs conducted by the Kozhikode City Traffic Police. These two young men brought the idea of creating the volunteers force for road safety and rescue operation in Calicut, in the line of Cochin City Action Force to Mr. Pradip Kumar CM, then Station House Officer, City Traffic Police, Kozhikode. This was readily accepted by him and discussions were held with the then the Asst. Commissioner of Police, In charge of Traffic Mr. P M Janardhanan and the thenCity Police Commissioner M/s. Meera Rawat. The then Inspector General of Police, Kozhikode Mr. Jacob Punnoose who was sincerely interested in reducing traffic accidents was very happy to hear the idea.

When an accident happened the general public usually acted only as onlookers. A victim of the accident was not immediately transported to a hospital and was generally left on the road till a police party reached the spot. Several victims were left on the road till death occurred. Most of the valuable “golden hour” was wasted on the road which lead to several deaths. This continued without any serious program to address it by the government or any other agencies.

CRAFT 1998 was the launching pad for Trauma Care Society, Kozhikode (TRACK). A meeting was convened by Kozhikode City Commissioner of Police and its Traffic Unit to discus it. Prominent citizens of Calicut, Trade unions, representatives of Rotary International, Lions International and Officers from Government departments like the Police Department, the Motor Vehicles Department, the Health Services, the Indian Medical Association and several NGOs participated in the meeting. The project of starting a volunteer organization for Road Safety and Rescue operations was well received by the group. It was decided to conduct another discussion after a few days and that meeting was conducted and an ad hoc committee was formed to prepare the memorandum of the society and the bylaws and to complete other formalities for the registration of the same.

It was decided that the organization should not be a paper organization and should be a live active organization in the field. So it was decided to train volunteers who could do field work. The trade union organizations readily agreed to take up the challenge by supplying volunteers for the task. The meeting unanimously agreed that the best volunteers would be the city auto rickshaw drivers. A hundred auto rickshaw volunteers were listed within a few days and they were given training in 3 subjects, Road Traffic Safety Awareness, Basic Life Support and Situational Leadership. The classes were conducted on 3 Sundays and these 100 people were given identity cards.

The main problem the Good Samaritans faced and challenged in accident situation were:

  1. They had to face problems in the hospital, like waiting till the family or friends of the victims arrived and took over the victim, spending money for the immediate treatment, tests etc. which they were unable to do because most of the respondents were poor labourers.
  2. They had to face the Police Department as accident witnesses.
  3. They had to go to court and face the court procedures.

Trauma Care Society had already received a guarantee from the main hospitals in Calicut that the Trauma Care Volunteers would not be made to stay in the hospital till the family members arrived. Secondly, the hospitals agreed to take over accident victims and to give proper medical attendance so that these volunteers were freed from the task of spending money from their pockets. The Police department agreed that their officers would not compel any good Samaritans to become witnesses in the case.

The volunteers who got the identity cards were made free of these problems and they were empowered to conduct rescue operations both as trained men and as free of legal complications and monetary problems. Our volunteers started this work of rescuing road traffic accidents and shifting them to the hospitals on a regular basis and slowly the number of volunteers started increasing with people from all walks of life joining this volunteer force. Within a few years of TRACK Kozhikode activity we could claim that no injured person in a road traffic accident was left on the road unattended. During these years we could impart training to more than 54000 volunteers and this activity has already become a common man’s charity work.

The difference between many other volunteer organizations and TRACK is that the other organizations generally were confined to the idea of creating a few trained volunteers and imparting their service to the general society. TRACK has changed the concept into one of making the general public as such, volunteers for the society. We have succeeded in making society itself take care of its problems.

In 2001 a disastrous earthquake happened in Gujarat state. The government and the people were totally unprepared for a disaster on this scale. This incident also revealed the ineptness of the concerned agencies to respond. This also showed the lack of preparedness of the common man during such disasters. This was a message to Trauma Care also. We immediately assessed our ordinary volunteers’ ineptness during such large scale incidents. Trauma Care decided to train selected volunteers in a more professional way for responding to such big events. In 2003 we began Disaster management training camps to train volunteers. We can proudly claim that we are the first nongovernmental organization to start such a project in India. This program has so far being very successful. We are training volunteers of Corporates, NGOs, Government Agencies and Local Self Government in Disaster Management operations.



TRACK is closely associated with governmental departments like Police, Motor Vehicle Department, Fire & Rescue, Medical Services, Forest, Disaster Management agencies, District Administration and Local Self Government. TRACK coordinates services of various Non-governmental organizations in the field of road traffic activities and disaster management.


E. K. Radhakrishnan

John Jacob

Adv. Pradip Kumar C. M.​

P. M. Janardhanan

K. T. Raghunath

Dr. Lokeshan Nair

Dr. K. N. Pillai

Satheeshan P. K.

WG.CDR. Chandrasekhar

N. GopalaKrishnan

Dr. K. G. Alexander

Dr. T. K. Jayaraj


W. Mayor of Calicut

Beena Philip

IG of Police (North Zone)

Ashok Yadhav IPS

District Collector Kozhikode



(Member of Indian Parliament)

M. K. Raghavan

(Former Member of Legislative Assembly Kerala)

A. Pradip Kumar

(Director General of Police)

Jacob Punnoose IPS

(Additional Director General of Police, Kerala)

S. Sreejith IPS

WG. CDR. Chandrasekhar

(Joint Regional Transport Officer)

Adv. Thomas Mathew

Darius P. Marshall

Dr. Haroon Pillay


Late Adv. V. P. Mohandas

(Joint Regional Transport Officer)

Late Yousuf Siddique


DIG & Commissioner Of Police (Kozhikode)

Rajpal Meena

Principal Medical College (Kozhikode)

E V Gopi

Regional Transport Officer Kozhikode.

P. R. Sumesh

Current Office Bearers


Adv. PRADIP KUMAR C. M. (Commandant (Retd.)

Vice President






Joint Secretary


Joint Secretary


Executive Member


Executive Member


Executive Member


Executive Member


Executive Member


Executive Member


Executive Member


Executive Member


Administrative Officer

Sub Inspector of Police (Retd.)


Trauma care Kozhikode was started at a time when the general public was shying away from attending road traffic victims due to fear of legal complications that followed.

TRACK has spread the message of “Saving a Life” through various activities and volunteer training programs. Slowly this message of “Saving a Life” has spread throughout Kerala State. Kerala society has wholeheartedly accepted this message. The Government, Police Department & Motor Vehicles Department and various other organizations have accepted this message. Road traffic accident awareness and help programs were undertaken by various organizations and government agencies throughout the state. Volunteer training programs were begun by Police, Motor Vehicle departments, local governments and various other organizations.

Trauma Care Kozhikode itself has trained 54000 volunteers in this field so far. We were not only the first in initiating such programs; no other NGO has equalled or surpassed our achievements in this field.

Now in Kerala state no victim of road traffic accidents goes unattended on public roads. We are proud to proclaim that this is a major achievement of our program.

In 2001, the state of Gujarat faced a massive earthquake which caused about 30000 deaths and a massive destruction of property. India had never faced such a disaster. The idea of facing such calamities was not in the vision of even governments. Trauma Care society has undertaken a mission to equip the common man at a modest level to face such disasters by training volunteers. It was actually a vision not undertaken by any other organization in India or even government agencies.

Succeeding years proved that our vision and mission were in the right direction. The last 25 years have seen disasters strike on a regular basis and on an immense scale throughout the world including India.

Climatic conditions which are largely disturbed due to human actions have resulted in frequent disasters. The massive floods faced by Kerala state during 2018 & 2019 can be taken as an example of this. The corona episode from which the world is yet to get relieved also can be taken as an example.

Trauma Care Society from 2003 onwards with this mission started training in Disaster Management for public volunteers as First Respondents at a modest level. We were assisted in this field by trainers from the Fire and Rescue department of Kerala, Police Department, Medical Professionals, Chemical Engineers, Electrical Safety Experts and various other experts in Disaster Management. We have conducted on a regular basis 3 days residential Camps for this purpose and trained Local Self Government volunteers, Corporates & institutional teams and volunteers from the general public. By this training, a moderate number of trained people are there to attend to any type of disasters in Kozhikode and adjoining areas of Malabar, Kerala State. These trained volunteers were very much present and active in all the major disasters which struck the Malabar region of Kerala during the last several years. The massive floods of 2018 & 2019 which struck Kerala State proved the mettle of these volunteers. A major disaster which sent shock wave through Kerala was the Kadalundy Disaster, in which crowded train fell into the Kadalundy River. The service of our volunteers was praised by everybody during that period.

Now we are the only organization, accepted as a training agency in Disaster Management by Local Self Government, District Administration, the Kozhikode Municipal Corporation, various other organizations and NGOs.

During the pandemic our volunteers have actively participated in assisting government agencies under their guidance in reaching the needy. Our trained volunteers were in the field from the distribution of medicines to the disposal of dead bodies.


Apart from the mission this organization has already undertaken, we wish to go forward with a new vision in mind. There are many issues in society which are being swept under the carpet or being neglected like the needs of the elderly population in the society and the lack of universal medical aid. These issues need to be brought to the fore front and to be given attention.

The real problems of the society are neglected by the present destructive leadership in the society who aim for their political and personal end only. TRACK aims to find out, train and motivate a new generation of leaders who can lead the society in a creative and constructive way.


  • To render assistance to victims of road accidents, primarily by for shifting them to a place where they can receive professional help.
  • To bring about an overall reduction in the number of road traffic accidets by spreading awareness among the public through training programs.
  • To spread awareness among the public about disaster and crisis management, including the need for preparedness to face disasters and to train them to manage disasters minimizing casualties and loss.
  • To render assistance to the society in disaster management and empower the local community during disasters.
  • To spread awareness that leadership is necessary in all situations and walks of life, and to provide training, to the public and motivate them to fulfill their social responsibilities.
  • In a Kerala heading towards a demography of the aged and a migrating youth, preparing volunteers to render assistance in emergencies involving the old and infirm