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Kititimati Island Cassidy Airport Meteorological Station

Kititimati Island Cassidy Airport Meteorological Station

  Christmas Island, Kiribati– The Cassidy Airport Meteorological Station in Kiritimati Island was officially opened today by His Excellency the Honourable President Taneti Maamau, alongside Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP) Project Manager Mr Taito Nakalevu. The rebuilding of the MET Station was identified by the European Union funded BSRP Project and theRead more about Kititimati Island Cassidy Airport Meteorological Station[…]

Mobile Emergency Operations Centre to strengthen National Disaster Coordination

Mobile Emergency Operations Centre to strengthen National Disaster Coordination

27th March 2018 Suva, Fiji- To strengthen national coordination during the disaster season, the European Union (EU) through the Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP) Project, implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC), provided the Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) with a Mobile Emergency Operations Centre, valued at FJD 59,000. The Nissan NP300Read more about Mobile Emergency Operations Centre to strengthen National Disaster Coordination[…]

BSRP Project Re-furbishes Tavua EOC

BSRP Project Re-furbishes Tavua EOC

The newly refurbished Tavua District Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was opened today by the Assistant Minister for Rural and Maritime Development, National Disaster Management, and Meteorological Services, Honourable Joweli Cawaki. This is the third emergency operations center refurbished in Fiji funded by the European Union through the Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP)Read more about BSRP Project Re-furbishes Tavua EOC[…]

Samoa to strengthen emergency management capability with qualified fire investigators

Samoa to strengthen emergency management capability with qualified fire investigators

Following an audit of the Samoa Fire & Emergency Services Authority this week, the Island nation will take steps to increase its emergency management capability with the introduction of qualified fire investigators The representative selected to become Samoa’s first detailed investigator will travel to Melbourne in April 2018 to train with the highly skilled MelbourneRead more about Samoa to strengthen emergency management capability with qualified fire investigators[…]

First of its kind for Pacific Island emergency response

First of its kind for Pacific Island emergency response

A ground-breaking way to address how Pacific Island countries prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters was launched today by the European Union Ambassador for the Pacific, H.E. Andrew Jacobs, and the Premier of Niue, the Hon Toke Talagi, in the margins of the Pacific Community Conference in Alofi. Niue is the first PacificRead more about First of its kind for Pacific Island emergency response[…]

Zoom – Ready to face emergencies in Niue

Zoom – Ready to face emergencies in Niue

Every year, Pacific Island counties and territories (PICTs) face the possibility of cyclones and other life and livelihood-threatening emergencies. While countries and territories cannot stop a cyclone in its tracks, they can prepare for emergency situations, using a new Strategic Roadmap for Emergency Management, launched in Niue at the end of 2015. Niue is theRead more about Zoom – Ready to face emergencies in Niue[…]

Meteorological Services, a first for the country of Nauru

Meteorological Services, a first for the country of Nauru

16th Feb 2016 The citizens of Nauru will be more protected from disasters such as tsunamis, storm surges and strong winds after the appointment of a new coordinator to help establish a 24/7 Meteorological service, this week. The meteorological service will be part of the newly established National Emergency Service (NES) and will be theRead more about Meteorological Services, a first for the country of Nauru[…]

Pacific Islands Emergency Services strengthened through partnership

Pacific Islands Emergency Services strengthened through partnership

Suva, Fiji – Life saving equipment to support emergency management in the Pacific has been donated by the Queensland Ambulance Service ( QAS), facilitated through the Pacific Community’s (SPC), Pacific Islands Emergency Management Alliance (PIEMA). Fiji is the first of 5 countries to receive the donated equipment valued at AUD 350,000 which included lifesaving devices suchRead more about Pacific Islands Emergency Services strengthened through partnership[…]