Community Emergency Response Team Training Underway At The National Stadium

PR – More than twelve participants from various entities are  undergoing an intensive Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) train the trainers (ToT)  workshop, currently underway at the National Stadium.  

The Grenada Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Training of Trainers (ToT)  Workshop is a component under the Country Directed Fund (CDF) facilitated through the  Delegation of the European Union to Barbados project. 

It seeks to build the Resilience of CARIFORUM States to Disaster Risks and Climate Change  Impacts facilitated by the CDEMA Coordinating Unit. 

The three-day exercise is part of the CDF approved for Grenada through the National Disaster  Management Agency (NaDMA). The CERT offers emergency training to volunteers at the  community level, as an extension of the first responders’ services until professional responders  arrive. 

Participants from the Red Cross Society, Ministry of Health, Met Office, NaDMA, the Cadet  Corps, and RGPF, including the Fire Department and Coast Guard Divisions are being exposed to, and being taught to teach others situational approach to leadership, the importance of individual  contribution, self-sufficiency, and problem-solving as well as how to prepare themselves, their  families, their neighbour and others in the event of a disaster. 

They are also being taught how to transfer knowledge, how to put listeners at ease, and how to  employ appropriate use of humor among other valuable lessons in their mission of training others. 

Two instructorsfrom Dominica, Mr. Donalson Frederick and Mr. Anthony Williams are facilitating the training. The twelve (12) local Trainees from the ToT Training will assist in the instruction of  the CERT participants’ training. The CERT course will also provide CERT kits for instructors and  Participants.  

For additional information, please contact Mrs. Ruth Jacob-Roberts, Public Information Officer at  NaDMA 440-8390-4: cell 533-0766, or email: admin@nadma.gd and pro@nadma.gd.