Tortola, British Virgin Islands, October 16, 2014 (DDM) - Eleven police officers from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are developing their first responder skills this week through training in Emergency Care and Treatment (ECAT).

The week-long course is organised by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) as part of its annual training programme with support from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO). It is designed to develop officers’ skills as first responders, specifically in the area of patient care and assessment at the scene of injury, illness or catastrophe.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands, June 3rd, 2014 (DDM) - A nine-member group of disaster risk reduction managers supported by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) and the Canadian Red Cross have joined their counterparts in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) this week to pilot a Strategic Targeting Methodology (STM) aimed at providing a tool for selecting and designing projects for vulnerable communities.

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