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Fiji Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) upgraded and officers trained in emergency management best practices

Fiji Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) upgraded and officers trained in emergency management best practices

Nadi, Fiji – The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) team are in Nadi this week, to carry out Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) training with workers and volunteers appointed to work different functional areas of the EOC, at a national, provincial, regional and village/local emergency level. The Nadi EOC is the fifth centre to receive EOCRead more about Fiji Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) upgraded and officers trained in emergency management best practices[…]

Samoa’s first certified Fire Investigator strengthens local fire service

Samoa’s first certified Fire Investigator strengthens local fire service

Apia Samoa- Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority (SFESA), Assistant Commissioner, Aufa’i Petaia returned from Melbourne after completing a twelve-week Fire Investigator course with the Melbourne Fire Brigade (MFB) Fire Investigation Analysis team.  Assistant Commissioner Petaia’s training costs were covered by the European Union (EU) funded ACP Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP)Read more about Samoa’s first certified Fire Investigator strengthens local fire service[…]

Vanuatu officially opens two Provincial Emergency Operations Centres in Malampa and Sanma

Vanuatu officially opens two Provincial Emergency Operations Centres in Malampa and Sanma

This week, Vanuatu Prime Minister Hon, Charlot Tabimasmas officially opened two Provincial Emergency Operations Centres (PEOC’s) in Malampa and in Sanma. The PEOC’s were funded by the EU through the Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP) Project, with a total cost of €700,000. Each centre is built to facilitate three or more NationalRead more about Vanuatu officially opens two Provincial Emergency Operations Centres in Malampa and Sanma[…]

Fiji Government reviews National Disaster Management Act & Plan

Fiji Government reviews National Disaster Management Act & Plan

Fiji’s National Disaster Management Act (1998) AND National Disaster Management Plan (1995) begin on overhaul today ensuring the lessons learned from the most severe cyclone to ever hit the country are incorporated into the new legislative agreements for disaster management in the country. Climate change and the risk of disaster is apparent in the PacificRead more about Fiji Government reviews National Disaster Management Act & Plan[…]

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)  and ACP funded  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 NissanRead 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[…]

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[…]