Rescue 1122 to launch risk management programme

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The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) will collaborate with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and Concern International through the National Disaster Management Authority for the implementation of the Community-Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) programme.
This understanding was reached while an ADPC and Concern International delegation visited the Emergency Services Academy on Friday.
The delegation included experts from Thailand, Sri Lanka and Concern International.
Punjab Emergency Service Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer explained the operations of the Rescue 1122 emergency management system which includes an ambulance service, rescue and fire services and community emergency response teams, through which Rescue 1122 has managed over 1.2 million emergencies while maintaining its average response time and standard in all of Punjab’s districts.
The delegation appreciated the progress made by Rescue 1122 in preventing emergencies through the Districts Emergency Boards and the District Disaster Management Authorities.
The delegates said they looked forward to working with Rescue 1122 to ensure the sustainable implementation of the CBDRM programme through the extensive Rescue 1122 network.
This programme will be replicated in other provinces through the National Disaster Management Authority.