DEM pushing to get Bajans disaster ready

Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds

The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is pushing to get the public involved year round in preparing for all types of disasters.

DEM director Kerry Hinds recently told the media everyone in Barbados had to ensure they had the resources and tools to play their part in national emergency management.

She spoke after opening a seminar on Plan Development And Enhancement Of Emergency Procedures For Public Sector Agencies organised between DEM and the Learning And Development Directorate at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St Michael.

According to her, although more locals were accessing relevant information, it tended to be “sporadic”, with peak times being during the hurricane season or breaking news of earthquakes in other parts of the Caribbean.

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