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Documentary on disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean airs tonight on CaribVision television

Bridgetown, Barbados, December 16, 2014 (CDEMA) - “CDM At Work”, a video documentary on the regional Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy will be aired on CaribVision Television, today, Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm and on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 9:30 pm.

NCCR successfully finishes first phase of Land Search and Rescue Program

Paramaribo, Suriname, December 13, 2014 (National Coordination Center For Disaster Relief) - The National Coordination Center for Disaster Management (Nationaal Coördinatie Centrum voor Rampenbeheersing, NCCR) of Suriname has successfully completed the first phase of a Land Search and Rescue (LSAR) Program, which forms part of a collaboration between the NCCR and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) with financial support from international partners (UKAid, CIDA and Australian Aid.). During this first phase, a training center was established at the Sgt. 1 Martowidjojo Kazerne (‘Concordia’) Training Base of the National Army, Suriname, including the renovation of Class rooms and Accommodation areas; construction of simulation areas such as a rappelling tower and a rubble pile where practical training for search and rescue under difficult terrains can be practiced; and the provision of necessary kit and equipment. The LSAR kit and equipment included personal protective equipment and tools that are necessary for conducting search and rescue operations both on land and for swift water rescue.

First Responders PAHO Certified

The Valley, Anguilla, December 10, 2014 (Department of Disaster Management) - Some first responders in Anguilla are now better prepared to deal with a Mass Casualty Incident having participated in a number of Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) certified courses.

Disaster Management Symposium to be held in Grenada

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, November 28, 2014 – (GIS, CDEMA)- “Exploring Response and Recovery, Embracing Resilience” is the theme of a Symposium to be held in Grenada from December 1-3, 2014 to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Ivan. The event will be hosted by the Government of Grenada through the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) in collaboration with CDEMA and other partners.

National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) hands over equipment for early warning system to J.W. Fletcher Catholic Secondary School, winner of the 2014 'CDM Youth Champion Competition'

St. George's, Grenada, November 24, 2014, (NaDMA) - The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA), handed over $5,000.00 worth of equipment to the J.W. Fletcher Catholic Secondary School, on Monday, November 24th, 2014. The equipment will be used for the installation of an Emergency Warning System at the school. J.W. Fletcher Catholic Secondary School participated in the CDM Youth Champion Competition for the first time in 2014, and emerged the winner. The first prize included $5,000.00 for the winning school which the institution should use to implement a Disaster Risk Reduction project.

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