Castries, Saint Lucia, October 27, 2008 (GIS) - The American College Student, Francis Heinmann, who had been stranded on Petit Piton for almost thirteen hours was safely rescued on Friday evening with the assistance of a Search and Rescue Team from Martinique.

Mr. Heinmann was first taken care of by the First Response Team on the helicopter after his rescue, and was subsequently taken to the Accident & Emergency Department of Victoria Hospital for further stabilization, where he was visited by the Minister for Health, Dr. Keith Mondesir. He has since been transferred to the Tapion Hospital, where he is now being cared for.

Castries, Saint Lucia, August 4, 2008 (NEMO) – In October 2003 Saint Lucia's National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) – the agency responsible for preparing the island for, and coordinating its response to, disasters – completed the Mass Events Guidelines. This document was designed to ensure the safety of participants of Mass Crowd Events by providing policies and procedures for preventing, and responding to, emergencies during events at which large crowds are expected, and where there is the potential for mass casualties should things go wrong.

Castries, Saint Lucia, July 28, 2009 (NEMO) - The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) together with the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) pilot tested a toolkit on Surviving a Flu Pandemic: What Your Municipality Can Do. It took place at the Velon John Administrative Building in Laborie the week of July 27, 2009.

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