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Refurbished Emergency Operations Centre to strengthen disaster response in Fiji

Refurbished Emergency Operations Centre to strengthen disaster response in Fiji

THE newly-refurbished Lautoka District Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) funded by the European Union (EU) under the Building Safety and Resilience Project was opened on Friday, December 21, 2018, by the Permanent Secretary for Rural and Maritime Development, Mr Meleti Bainimarama.   This is the fifth emergency operations centre refurbished across Fiji in the past 12Read more about Refurbished Emergency Operations Centre to strengthen disaster response in Fiji[…]

New Cook Islands Building Code and Strategic Roadmap for Emergency Management

New Cook Islands Building Code and Strategic Roadmap for Emergency Management

The revised Building Code for the Cook Islands and the newly-developed Strategic Roadmap for Emergency Management (SREM) were both launched on Tuesday, 18 December, 2018, by the Minister for Internal Affairs Sports, Police and Office of the Ombudsman, Hon Vaine Makiroa. These two Cook Islands projects were made possible under the €19.57 million ACP-EU BuildingRead more about New Cook Islands Building Code and Strategic Roadmap for Emergency Management[…]

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 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[…]

Samoa Launches Fire Strategy

Samoa Launches Fire Strategy

Apia, Samoa– The Government of Samoa in partnership with the Pacific Community today launched its Fire Reduction Strategy aimed at reducing the number of fires whilst increasing fire safety and awareness across the country. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Hon. Fiame Naomi Mataafa officially launched the strategy and explained implementation toRead more about Samoa Launches Fire Strategy[…]

Suva to have more early warning sirens for disasters

Suva to have more early warning sirens for disasters

Suva, Fiji. October 27, 2016 Suva will have close to five new Early Warning sirens for disasters by 2018. This will be made possible through a new agreement signed between the Pacific Community (SPC), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) at the Holiday Inn today. GIZ has contributed FJD 461,148 to theRead more about Suva to have more early warning sirens for disasters[…]

Queensland Fire support Pacific Disaster Preparation

Queensland Fire support Pacific Disaster Preparation

02nd September 2016 Brisbane, Australia – The Queensland Fire and Emergency service is today hosting a professional development workshop with Pacific Island disaster managers from 15 Pacific Island countries like Fiji, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea to help strengthen the region’s ability to best respond to disasters. This comes just months after the strongest recordedRead more about Queensland Fire support Pacific Disaster Preparation[…]

Federated States of Micronesia pursue a common approach between disaster risk and climate change

Federated States of Micronesia pursue a common approach between disaster risk and climate change

Weno, FSM – A joint Environment Summit and Disaster Risk Management Platform will be held to address challenges related to the impacts of disasters throughout the Federated States of Micronesia this week (15-19 August) in Weno, Chuuk. The Office of Environment and Emergency Management (OEEM) will lead the event, joining these critical topics together toRead more about Federated States of Micronesia pursue a common approach between disaster risk and climate change[…]

16 states of Palau are strengthening their Disaster Risk Management Plans

16 states of Palau are strengthening their Disaster Risk Management Plans

Koror, Palau – Koror, Palau – The 16 states of the Republic of Palau this week will be participating in 3 workshops to review and strengthen their Disaster Risk Management Plans. The three x one day workshops (9-11 August), to be held at Melekeok, Ngardamau and Meyuns, Koror is supported by the European Union fundedRead more about 16 states of Palau are strengthening their Disaster Risk Management Plans[…]