Tags: disaster preparedness

Jackie Survives Alabama Fire

  Jackie’s story surviving the devastating Alabama electrical Fire – Birmingham, Alabama 2019 Jackie Sturdivant survived the May 18, 2019 Alabama fire. The Smoke Alarms installed by Red Cross Volunteers three days before the electrical fire managed to save Jackie, her three children and their pet dog. Jackie’s son had recently learned about fire safety as …

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The Role of Businesses in Community Recovery

Business play a vital role in supporting community recovery following a disaster and maintaining operations during an extreme event is fundamental to community resilience. Businesses that stay open or reopen quickly provide much needed services and employment, without which communities cannot recover. For businesses that can, providing direct support to their community further deepens those …

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Digital Serious Games and Immersive Technologies for DRR/DP Learning

Request for proposals The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) seeks for consultants to collect case-studies of the design, development and lessons learned from serious digital games and immersive technologies in relation to education, as could benefit disaster preparedness programming in schools.  School safety is an identified priority in preparing communities to face disasters. Meanwhile, technology …

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الاستعداد للاستجابة الفعالة

الاستعداد للاستجابة الفعالة هو نهج دوري يتيح للجمعية الوطنية أن تقوم بشكلٍ منتظم بتقييم وقياس وتحليل نقاط القوة والضعف في نظام الاستجابة الخاص بها من أجل اتخاذ إجراءات تصحيحية. يضع نهج الاستعداد للاستجابة الفعّالة الجمعية الوطنية في مركز القيادة لوضع خطة عمل ستؤدي عند تنفيذها إلى تعزيز قدرتها العامة على الاستجابة. National Society Preparedness for …

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Preparedness for Effective Response

Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cyclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver’s seat to construct a work-plan that, when implemented, will strengthen its …

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Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety

This guide provides up-to-date, authoritative information that schools can use to develop a comprehensive strategy for addressing natural hazards. It presents information and guidance on: Identifying natural hazards that could potentially impact a school; Making new and existing school buildings safer for children and staff, and more resistant to damage during natural disasters; Planning and preparing …

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A region at risk: The human dimensions of climate change in Asia and the Pacific

The Asia and Pacific region is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Unabated warming could significantly undo previous achievements of economic development and improvements of living standards. At the same time, the region has both the economic capacity and weight of influence to change the present fossil-fuel based development pathway and curb global …

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