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Vacancy Notice - EKACDM, UWI, Mona - Data Portal Moderator - Deadline, January 21st, 2015

Applications are invited for the position of Data Portal Moderator, Enhancing Knowledge and Application of Comprehensive Disaster Management, The Disaster Risk Reduction Centre, UWI, Mona. Interested individuals are invited to submit an application no later than 5:00pm (Jamaica time) on January 21st, 2015. Click here for further details.

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.

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