Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, April 29th, 2016 (DDME) - June 1st marks the beginning of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season, however the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) will be observing Hurricane Preparedness Month beginning Sunday 1st May – 31st May, 2016 under the theme, “Preparing Make Sense….There is No Reason Not to Prepare. The Tropical Meteorology Project at the Colorado University is predicting the 2016 Hurricane Season to be an average one with (12) named storms, (5) of which will develop into hurricanes with two (2) developing into a major hurricane. In light of the predictions for the upcoming hurricane season, DDME would like to encourage residents to begin preparations early.

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, February 18th, 2016 (DDME) - The Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) will be hosting an Exercise Design Training Workshop from February 22nd to the 26th, 2016, at the DDME Office, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, beginning at 8:30am to 5:00pm daily.

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, October 16th, 2015 (DDME) - When disasters strike will TCI’s first response agencies be able to handle a large scale emergency requiring a multiagency response? Can the agencies needed to coordinate this multiagency disaster effectively coordinate and share resources? How long can the staff of any one agency sustain a 24hour/ 7 days a week EOC? What are the roles and responsibilities of responding agencies in the National EOC? Where will the extra resources come from to effectively operate an EOC? These are some of the questions that national response agencies often seek answers to. One method to find the solutions to these questions is for agencies to train together so that they learn to share both personnel and resources before a disaster strikes.

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, October 15th, 2015 (DDME) - The Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies is currently hosting a two-day Incident Command Systems (ICS) Training Workshop from Wednesday 14th– Thursday 15th, October 2015 for Command-level first responder personnel from Police, Fire, EMT, Medical, Air Ports and Sea Ports. The ICS training workshop is being held at The Life Centre Building on Old Airport Road, Grand Turk.

CDEMA Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. Resilience Way, Lower Estate, St. Michael Tel: (246) 434-4880, Fax: (246) 271-3660
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