DDME Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Training – February 11th - 21st, 2019

Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands September 21st, 2018 (DDME) – The Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) will be hosting a series of intensive Emergency Operation Centre training across the islands over the period February 11th – 21st, 2019

The proposed schedule for the training workshops are as follows:-

  • Providenciales: February 11th – 13th, 2019;
  • North and Middle Caicos: February 14th – 15th, 2019;
  • Grand Turk and Salt Cay: February 18th – 19th, 2019; and
  • South Caicos: February 20th – 21st, 2019.   

The EOC is the command centre, where island and/or national response and early recovery efforts are coordinated in support of the incident operational tasks. Taking into consideration the multi-island context of the Turks and Caicos Islands, this specialized training seeks to improve the capacity of the National Disaster Response System by promoting a uniformed, multi-agency approach during emergency/disaster events. Participants will learn and exercise essential functions including communication links, activation and demobilization, staffing issues and managing operational information. 

This EOC training embodies the continuation of the strong cooperation developed between DDME and key agencies at the national level, as well as the already established Regional Response Mechanism by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) for the Caribbean Region.  The facilitator for the training workshops will be Brigadier General (Retired) Earl Arthurs, MVO MBE JP, former Operations Specialist at CDEMA.  

The DDME remains committed to building resilience through collective efforts to identify needs and resources, and to coordinate before a disaster occurs, a community can significantly improve its resilience to disaster.

For further information please contact:

Andrea Been
Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone #: 649 338 3673

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