On Wednesday March 28th, the Department of Disaster Management executed their annual full scale Tsunami Exercise to test the Territory’s Early Warning and Notification Systems and to afford organizations and Government Departments the opportunity to test their own plans and procedures.  Since 2009, these annual exercises have been taking place during the month of March, and are held in conjunction with other localities in the Northwest Atlantic.

Education Officers, teachers and other stakeholders will be given the opportunity to hone their knowledge and techniques to design, implement and evaluate safety plans for Schools. This will take place over a three day period during a school safety course to be held by the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) commencing on Tuesday 6th  March, 2012.

Bridgetown, Barbados, February 20, 2012, (CDEMA) - Jamaica’s National Earthquake and Tsunami Simulation Exercise 2012 (NaSIMEX 2012) concluded its final exercise on Thursday, February 16 at the Office of Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management’s (ODPEM) headquarters. The table top exercise examined the development of a plan to ensure the most rapid response to international Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) teams to Jamaica in the after math of a major earthquake event.

Bridgetown, Barbados, February 3, 2012 (CDEMA) - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, in collaboration with the national disaster offices of Belize, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia, has organised a series of capacity building workshops to address disaster risk reduction related to the safety of schools and to the agriculture sector.

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