The Star (St. Lucia) - - COMMENT -

As part of ef­forts to build re­silience at the com­mu­nity level, the Na­tional Emer­gency Man­age­ment Or­ga­ni­za­tion (NEMO), in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Saint Lu­cia Fire Ser­vice and other gov­ern­ment, non-gov­ern­ment and pri­vate en­ti­ties, will be host­ing a Safety Ex­po­si­tion at the Anse La Raye Play­ing Field on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 5th, 2015 from 10:00 a.m.

This Safety Expo rep­re­sents a non-tra­di­tional medium for in­for­ma­tion dis­sem­i­na­tion at the com­mu­nity level, and is ex­pected to fa­cil­i­tate ef­fec­tive in­ter-agency col­lab­o­ra­tion in get­ting rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion to the public on Fire Preven­tion and Safety, as well as dis­as­ter risk re­duc­tion mea­sures which can be easily im­ple­mented by in­di­vid­u­als and house­holds to re­duce their level of vul­ner­a­bil­ity to haz­ards.

In ad­di­tion to pre­sen­ta­tions by var­i­ous agen­cies, dis­tri­bu­tion of literature (brochures and posters), demon­stra­tions and in­for­ma­tion booths, there will be fun-filled and en­gag­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for adults and chil­dren alike.

As part of a broader Dis­as­ter Risk Re­duc­tion pro­gramme, com­mu­nity res­i­dents, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Anse la Raye Con­stituency Coun­cil and with the sup­port of the Min­istry of In­fra­struc­ture, Port Ser­vices and Trans­port, will also be un­der­tak­ing a clean-up of the drainage sys­tem around the play­ing on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 3rd, 2015.

A spe­cial in­vi­ta­tion is ex­tended to the gen­eral public to par­tic­i­pate in the var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties and to play a part in build­ing a cul­ture of safety. Res­i­dents of Anse La Raye are es­pe­cially en­cour­aged to at­tend and to par­tic­i­pate.

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