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SEARCH AND RESCUE (SAR) FACILITY OPENS IN SAMOA

SEARCH AND RESCUE (SAR) FACILITY OPENS IN SAMOA

Apia, Samoa -The Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon Tuilaepa Dr.Sailele Malielegaoi officially opened a state-of-the-art Search and Rescue Facility today (29 March 2019). The first of its kind in the Pacific. The facility is to be used as a training base to improve and support emergency response in Samoa with the hope it will also supportRead more about SEARCH AND RESCUE (SAR) FACILITY OPENS IN SAMOA[…]

Disaster Toolkit for Early Childhood Education Launched

Disaster Toolkit for Early Childhood Education Launched

An Early Childhood Education (ECE) package to help preschoolers and young children know what to do in the event of a natural disaster is launching in Apia today (29 March 2019) by the Associate Minister for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Taefu Lemi Taefu. The aim of the project is to familiarise childrenRead more about Disaster Toolkit for Early Childhood Education Launched[…]

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[…]