Citizens Preparedness, The main ring in emergency response to disasters

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TDMMO- April 5, 2021

With taking into account the fact that in developed countries, volunteer forces have an important role and share in disaster management cycle, TDMMO president said that programs to attract and develop people's volunteer forces and their training should be seriously pursued.

TDMMO- April 5, 2021

With taking into account the fact that in developed countries, volunteer forces have an important role and share in disaster management cycle, TDMMO president said that programs to attract and develop people's volunteer forces and their training should be seriously pursued.

In the meeting held for appreciation of elected heads of Safety and DAWAM houses, Dr. R. Karami Mohammadi stated that according to international standards, a resilient city is a city that is pioneer in many aspects among them is planning for attraction of public participation and volunteers trainings. He added that Safety and DAWAM houses are one of the volunteer groups specialized in the field of disaster management that their activity should be seriously pursued at neighborhood level.

Dr. Karami Mohammadi said that People’s preparedness is the main ring in emergency response to disasters and implementation of integrated plans in disaster management field, risk mitigation, increasing community resilience, preparedness and city and citizens’ safety without public participation is not possible.

In this meeting, in response to comments and suggestions of participants and members of safety and DAWAM houses and with emphasis on removing challenges and fulfilling their desires and needs, TDMMO president said that holding these kinds of meeting and face to face communications can pave the way for disaster management effective planning.

Following that, TDMMO Training and Public Participation Deputy, Dr. Kalhori said that the neighborhood emergency response volunteer rate in Tehran has increased since the trainings are virtual and faster than before due to Covid 19 pandemic.  He added that those who are interested in membership in safety and DAWAM houses should directly registered online through TDMMO website at Tdmmo.tehran.ir or May refer to Municipal Districts Disaster management Headquarters for registration.

At the end of the ceremony, the selected officials of the Safety and DAWAM Houses of the Tehran 22 Districts who were successful in attracting more than 10 volunteers in their neighborhood and performing all the steps and training courses for them, were praised and appreciated. Also, the final winners of the virtual Prepared City Contest, which is held monthly on the Instagram Prepared City page and the selected earthquake prevention film were appreciated.