St. Vincent and the Grenadines trains more Community Emergency Response Teams - under the “Volcano Ready Project”
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines trains more Community Emergency Response Teams -
under the “Volcano Ready Project”
St. Vincent and the Grenadines – August 16, 2019 – The University of the West Indies’ Seismic
Research Center (UWI-SRC), in collaboration with the National Emergency Management
Organization (NEMO), will be hosting a five-day training session with volunteers of the northern
windward communities under the volcano ready communities project. The project aims to prepare
communities to manage potential impacts of La Soufrière Volcano and related hazards.
The “Volcano-Ready Communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines” project targets 12
communities in the high-risk zones of La Soufrière. It specifically seeks to improve response
capacities through training and risk assessment; develop a “Volcano-Ready” framework and
toolkit for communities; and create public education and awareness materials to be shared with
schools, businesses, and residents.