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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[…]

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[…]