FEMA REITERATES THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
September 3, 2021
The Director-General, FCT Emergency Management Agency, Alh. Idriss ABASS has emphasized the importance of town criers, local divers, and vanguards in effectively tackling and preventing flood disasters in the FCT.
The Acting Director, Forecasting, Response and Mitigation (FRM), Mrs. Florence Wenegieme emphasized the importance of the program adding that this would help to ensure that the residents of FCT live in a safe environment.
“This year, we have added the Local Emergency Management Committee along with the town criers to reiterate the importance of community involvement in emergency management in the FCT”. She said.
Mrs. Wenegieme whose department hosted the event encouraged the local divers to keep up with the good work and to do everything within their power to ensure that lives are saved in an emergency situation.
The highlight of the event was the demonstration of the effective use of safety gear during rescue missions and a professional approach to emergency rescue situations.