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Disaster Reduction Camp at VFort

Some of the participants at the camp.
Some of the participants at the camp.

OVER 30 persons from Vieux Fort had their knowledge broadened on various aspects of disaster preparedness at a Disaster Risk Reduction camp, organized by the Vieux Fort South Disaster Committee.

The two –day camp was recently held at the Vieux-Fort Comprehensive Secondary School (Beanefield).

The participants were lectured on various such topics as Fire Safety, conducted by the St. Luca Fire service; Basic First Aid and CPR, conducted by the St. John’s Ambulance and the St. Lucia Red Cross; Tsunami Drill, conducted by the Windward and Leeward Brewery Ltd., Proper Hygiene, conducted by Nicholas Moffat and Weather terms and phenomenas, conducted by the St.Lucia Met. Service.

Acting Director of the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO), Velda Joseph, commended the Vieux-Fort South Disaster Committee for undertaking such an initiative.

“You participated fully… You are now part of the NEMO family. We expect you to go out in your community and impart the knowledge you have gained here,” Joseph told the participants.

Mayor of Vieux Fort, Winhall Joshua thanked NEMO for the role they played in the camp. “We can never over emphasize the work of NEMO. Their work is very important to the citizens of this country,” he said.

(By: Kingsley Emmanuel)

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