Community Emergency Response Team Hosts Training Programme in Castle Bruce

A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training Programme, began on the evening of Tuesday February 11th, at Castle Bruce from 5.30pm, and will run over the next few weeks ending on February 25, 2014.

footage (2)The programme is organized by the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) with support from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), CIDA, AUS AID, DFID and the U.K AID.

It is the very first time that this programme is being conducted at the community level, and will be facilitated by a local team of instructors led by Deputy Fire Chief, Mr Anthony Williams.

Thirty (30) participants from Castle Bruce to Petite Soufriere will receive 50 hours of training covering diverse subject areas to include; search and rescue, basic fire fighting, disaster medical operations, personal safety equipment & contents of the first aid kit, disaster management and disaster response operations, incident command systems, leadership and team dynamics among other modules.

This training provides an opportunity for people in communities to become more self-reliant when and if emergencies, and or disasters, affect them and their communities. footage (4)

The CERT Programme enables the development of multifunctional response teams whose members can give critical support to emergency services, and provide immediate assistance to victims.

A similar training programme will get on the way at Capuchin from March 10, 2014.

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