Volunteer Emergency Response Team wraps up training

Participants being briefed before embarking on their walk. (DPI photo)

The Volunteer Emergency Response Team wrapped up its Community-Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) training programme on Sunday with the final exercise organised to test their knowledge, the Department of Public Information said.

The Community-Based Disaster Risk Management training has been described as vital to alleviating the effects of possible disasters in Guyana. To this end, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) held a training programme at its headquarters to equip volunteers with the requisite skills before sending them out in the field.

DPI said that the team travelled to the Bath/Woodley Park Neighbourhood Democratic Council, West Berbice, where they were divided into teams and were tasked with using a specific CBDRM tool to assess their assigned area. The teams mapped the communities of Woodley Park, Bath Settlement and Plantation Hope while undertaking transect walks…..

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