ARCHIVED 2008 ACTIVITIES

ACTIVITIES - JANUARY 2008

1.   11th : Budget Meeting with Finance & Treasury
2.   28th : Startup for completion of External works for the Nevis Disaster Management Department
3.   Staff meetings re. Programmes and Projects for 2008
4.   Completion of Internal Warehouse layout and arrangements for the Nevis Disaster Management Department
5.   Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES -  FEBRUARY 2008

1.   14th : Meeting with USAID OFDA representative - 9:15 a.m. at NEMA Office - Preparation of a 5 year Strategic Plan
2.   18th : Meeting with NEMA on development of an Earthquake Strategy Paper for Regional presentation
3.   18th: 2008 commencement of the CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program - "
DISASTER & U"  from 5pm to 6:30  pm (Guests: Dr. Cardell Rawlins,
Corporal Hazel (Traffic), FSO David Stapleton
)
4.   19th : Meeting with Fire Services, Water & Planning Department (GIS Mapping of infrastructure)
5.   19th - 22nd : Mapping (Geographic Informations System) Workshop conducted by the Department of Physical Planning
6.   25th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program -
"DISASTER & U" - 5 to 6:30 pm  (Guests: Vaughn Anslyn & Shelagh James)
7.   Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES -  MARCH 2008

1.   3rd : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program - "DISASTER & U" - 5 to 6 pm  (Guests: Arthur Anslyn & Floyd Robinson)
2.   4th : Interagency meeting on "Road Safety" and related issues at the NDMD facility (2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
3.   6/7th: Disaster Management Conference, Jamaica: “
Furthering the Risk Reduction Agenda: Slope Instability/Earthquakes
4.   10th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program -
"DISASTER & U" - 5 to 6 pm (Guest: Peter Burgess - PAHO Instructor)
5.   10th - 14th : Emergency Care & Treatment Workshop/Course facilitated by PAHO
6.   11th - 12th : CDERA coordinated meeting on Results based Disaster Management at NEMA headquarters
7.   17th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program
- "DISASTER & U" - 5 to 6 pm (Guests: Stephen Walwyn - Analyst & PAHO Emergency Care
& Treatment Workshop participants
)
8.   24th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program - "
DISASTER & U" - 5 to 6 pm (Cancelled - Holiday)
9.   31st : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program - "
DISASTER & U" - 5 to 6 pm (Re-run of program with Arthur Anslyn)
10. Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES -  APRIL 2008

1.   3rd : COTS - Business Continuity Training Workshop (Nevis)
2.   21st : Youth Tourism Congress - briefing for participants at NDMD followed by field visit to Long Point
3.   21st : Meeting with Peace Corps Volunteers - re. Peace Corps Response Program (Maria Caluag & Mrs. Mavis Huggins)
4.   21st : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program - "DISASTER & U" - 5 to 6 pm (Guests: Maria Caluag & Mrs. Mavis Huggins)
5.   22nd : NEMA/NDMD meeting - 5 year Plan Development
6.   23rd : OAS local representative, Starret Greene, visits Nevis Disaster Management Department
7.   23rd : Youth Tourism Congress - viewing of DVD at NDMD
8.   24th - 25th : Agricultural Open Day (NDMD presentation)
9.   28th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program - "DISASTER & U" - 5 to 6 pm (no program)
10. 30th : Meeting with GIS/NNC personnel
11. Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES -  MAY 2008

1.   6th - 16th : FAHUM EXERCISE (Trinidad & El Salvador) - Humanitarian Operations Course & Table Top Exercise
2.   14th : Participation in "Careers Day" - organized by Human Resources - Cultural Center
3.   19th - 23rd :  18th Meeting of the CDERA Board of Directors
4.   28th -29th : "BTOOL" 2-day Workshop by OECS/USAID-COTS delegation & country assessment at NEMA St. Kitts
5.   Proposal drafting for Peace Corps Response Volunteer and OAS Projects
6.   Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES -  JUNE 2008

1.   1st : Official Start of the 2008 Hurricane Season
2.   1st : National Day of Prayer - Start of the 2008 Hurricane Season
3.   9th : Develop 5 Year Strategic Plan & 3 Year Corporate Plan for NDMD
4.   11th : Demonstration of Emergency notification technology via FM radio
5.   12th - 24th : Nevis Disaster Management Sub-Committee meetings
6.   24th : Proposed launching of new initiatives by the Nevis Disaster Management Department at Red Cross building
7.   26th : Nevis Disaster Management Committee meeting - NDMD facility at Long Point (rescheduled)
8.   Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES -  JULY 2008

1.   3rd :  Mitigation Council meeting at NEMA headquarters
2.   8th - 11th : “United Nations Regional UN-SPIDER Workshop: Building Upon Regional Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response
for the Caribbean” - Barbados
3.   9th -10th : First Aid Workshop - focus on Shelter Managers at NDMD
4.   10th : Meeting with US Southcom/Military Laision Office at NEMA (postponed)
5.   14th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program -
"DISASTER & U" - 5-6 pm (Guest: Pastor Gardener, ADRA rep & calypso launch)
6.   16th : PAHO Workshop planning & Jaws of Life Tabletop Exercise (Fire & Rescue Services, Hospital, EMT's) at NDMD 10am
7.   16th : EOC communication & layout meeting - 2 p.m.
8.   17th : Nevis Disaster Management Committee meeting - NDMD facility at Long Point
9.   21st : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program - "DISASTER & U" - 5-6 pm (Guest: Corporal Hazel & Clarence Hendrickson)
10. 21st : Culturama Event Plan Inspection of Cultural Complex and Village
11. Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES -  AUGUST 2008

1.   11th - 15th : PAHO Emergency Care & Treatment Workshop (ECAT)
2.   11th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: "DISASTER & U": 5-6 pm (Guests: Delwin Ferguson, Cauol Browne from PAHO & Sal Greco)
3.   12th : U.S. Southcom visit (NDMD facilities & warehouse assessments & Project Evaluation
4.   14th : Search & Rescue (SAR) Planning meeting at NDMD
5.   18th - 23rd : PAHO Mass Casualty Management Workshop(MCM)
6.   18th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: "DISASTER & U": 5-6 pm (Guests: Delwin Ferguson, Hugo Martinez from PAHO)
7.   21st - 23rd : PAHO Incident Command System Workshop (ICS)
8.   25th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: "DISASTER & U": 5-6 pm (Guests: PAHO workshop participants - rescheduled)
9.   26th -28th : Paving of Parking lot & driveways for Nevis Disaster Management facility by Public Works Dept
10. 29th : U.S. Southcom/CDERA/RSS visit (NDMD EOC, warehouse & Operational assessments) -
postponed
11. Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES -  SEPTEMBER 2008

1.   1st : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: "DISASTER & U": 5-6 pm (Tributes to Llewellyn Newton - Guests: Carl Herbert, Ray John &
Venetta Hobson Moving)
2.   1st : Mass Crowd Event Planning for Tempo with Tempo personnel
3.   4th & 5th : Mass Crowd Event Planning for Tempo & Drag Racing with first responders and other stakeholders
4.   8th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: "DISASTER & U": 5-6 pm (ECAT/MCM/ICS participants & Met officer)
5.   10th : Mass Crowd Event Planning for "Tempo Forever" and Drag Racing by Health sector
6.   12th : Emergency Operating Center (EOC) training at NDMD with Simulation Exercise including Jaws of Life
7.   19th : Emergency Management of Mass Crowd Events: Inaugural Drag Race at 12 noon followed by "Tempo Forever" 10 pm
8.   25th : Pre Shelter Policy Review half day meeting: 9 00 a.m. - 12.00 noon at NEMA
(postponed)
9.   29th & 30th : Initial Damage Asessment (IDA) Course, NEMA Headquartes, 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. (postponed)
10. Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES -  OCTOBER 2008

1.   1st & 2nd : Shelter Policy and Handbook Review and Update meeting at NEMA  9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (postponed)
2.   2nd to 11th : Mass Casualty Management (MCM) instructors course in Antigua
3.   2nd : Planning for International Day for Disaster Reduction 2008
4
.   7th : Economic Consultation at Four Seasons organized by Finance Department
5.   8th : International Day for Disaster Reduction 2008
6.   17th : Official Opening of Nevis Disaster Management Department new Office/EOC & Warehouse at Long Point (postponed)
7.   20th to 24th :  Project Management Course facilitated by the Ministry of Finance
8.   30th : Fire Drill & Exercise at First Caribbean Bank (Fire & Rescue Services )
9.   Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES -  NOVEMBER 2008

1.   3rd : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: "DISASTER & U": 5-6 pm (WIP rep - Terry McDonald)
2.   10th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: "DISASTER & U": 5-6 pm (Planning Department reps - postponed)
3.   13th : Official Opening of Nevis Disaster Management Department new Office/EOC & Warehouse at Long Point - 2 pm
4.   17th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: "DISASTER & U": 5-6 pm (Planning Department reps - postponed)
5.   24th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: "DISASTER & U": 5-6 pm (ECAT instructors & Planning Department reps)
6.   24th to 28th :   PAHO Emergency Care & Treatment Workshop (ECAT)
7.   24th -25th : USAID OFDA Incident Command System (ICS) Course at NEMA Headquarters
8.   26th - 30th : Training for Instructors (TFI) Course at NEMA Headquarters
9.   Continued Public Awareness and Education program

ACTIVITIES -  DECEMBER 2008

1.   8th : CHOICE 105.3 FM Radio Program: "DISASTER & U": 5-6 pm (Road, Traffic & Safety issues)
2.   8th - 12th : 3rd Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, Barbados
3.   15th - 17th : 2008 CARIBBEAN ALL-HAZARDS CONFERENCE, JAMAICA
4.   20th : Fire & Rescue Awards Ceremony held at the Fire Headquarters (inc. Land Search & Rescue (LSAR) launch)
5.   Continued Public Awareness and Education program
2008 ACTIVITIES
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