Earthquake Safe Communities in Nepal

Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue – Instructors Workshop (CSSRIW) begins at Dhaka, Bangladesh

National Society for Earthquake Technology- Nepal (NSET) under the Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER) program is conducting a Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue – Instructors Workshop (CSSRIW) in collaboration with Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD) at Mirpur-10, Dhaka from 28th Feb – 6th March 2019.

The training started with an official opening where Mr. Surya Narayan Shrestha, Executive Director of NSET-Nepal was the chief guest of the program, Mr. Muhammad Saidur Rahman, Director, Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Center (BDPC), In-country Consultant, NSET-PEER, and Mr. Ganesh Kumar Jimee, Director Disaster Preparedness for Emergency Response (DPER), Lead trainer, PEER were the guests of honor respectively.

Mr. Surya Narayan Shrestha wished the participants for a successful completion of the training and become professional rescuers in the future. He also emphasized that we will have more "win win" situation when no lives are lost due to any kind of disaster in the region in the future and NSET will always be happy to collaborate with FSCD. He further mentioned that PEER is not just only a project but also a platform to learn from each other such as the system of urban volunteers, the system of fire service and civil defense, the system of fire stations all around different parts of Dhaka city are something that Nepal can learn from Bangladesh. Similarly, Bangladesh could learn from the implementation of proper building codes in Nepal.

The opening ceremony concluded with words from Guest of Honor, Principal of FSCD training center Mr. A B M Ferdous who said that FSCD has been appreciated a lot by the people of Bangladesh for their response in disaster as well as their training capacity. He further expressed his gratitude towards NSET-PEER, USAID.OFDA for their great contribution in the development of capacity.

There are 24 participants in this course with one female participant and 23 male participants all belonging to the FSCD itself.

A team of 10 instructors from FSCD are facilitating this training with five full instructors, three assistant instructors and one course coordinator and one regional course monitor from Nepal.

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