The Director General Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122) Dr. Rizwan Naseer (S.I) inaugurated First Provincial Disaster Response Exercise for Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) registered as Rescue Mohafiz at Emergency Services Academy, Rescue 1122 Lahore to asses, analyze, evaluate and encourage the best CERTs and Rescue Mohafiz based on imparted Community Action for Disaster Response (CADRE) skills at district level.
DG Rescue said that this purposeful exercise shall raise the competition amongst teams on standardized CADRE course which would ultimately enhance the capacity of the volunteers on disaster response at grass root level and it would be further helpful in execution of next year community resilience plan by the CERTs.
The Provincial Disaster Response Exercise (PDRE) 2017 is structured exercise based on emergency scenarios and each CERT is being participated in all three phases of the exercise including Pre-Operation Phase, Operation Phase and Post Operation Phase. The selected participants for completion are demonstrating their skills on all phases of Emergency Response at Community level and complete scenarios related to Management of Mass Causality Incident (MCI).
Staff Reporter. Disaster response exercise-2017 inaugurated. Pakistan Observer, November 28, 2017.