911 dispatchers are having a high-class training

On May 23, Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan hosted the representative of German Red Cross of the regional organization of Baden-Württemberg Wolfgang Schmidt, who is the authorized person to cooperate with the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia and a senior lecturer of the “Training dispatcher- operators” course. The meeting was also attended by the director of DRR National platform Movses Poghosyan and UNDP DRR program coordinator Armen Chilingaryan.

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On February 4 Disaster risk reduction national platform (DRRNP) foundation in collaboration with UNDP organized a “Climate change risks and adaptation issues in Armenia” seminar-meeting in Yerevan.
The objective of the meeting was to introduce a report on “Climate risk management in Armenia”, which had been developed within the framework of “Climate Risk Management” regional programme of UNDP Crisis Prevention and Recovery Agency, as well as to introduce and discuss “Climate change risk mitigation in rural communities through local development improved planning” the new starting program and the anticipated actions.
More than 60 participants representing RA state management system, regional councils, scientific and educational institutions, as well as international organizations operating in the field, foundations and non-governmental organizations took part in the seminar – meeting.
The opening speech said RA MoES RS deputy director, general – major Nikolay Grigoryan, head of UNDP environmental programmes Armen Martirosyan and DRR NP director Movses Poghosyan.

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“Educational” Thematic Group Workshop in Dilijan

On 15.11.2012-16.11.2012 DRR NP “Educational” thematic group workshop was held in Dilijan, the aim of which was discussing and developing “The plan of school risk management”. The workshop was undertaken by UNICEF and DRR NP. The workshop was attended by representatives from Ministry of Emergency Situation, RA MoES Crisis Management State Academy, RA Ministry of Education and Science, Disaster Risk Reduction National Platform, Armenian Center of Health and Education, World Vision Armenia, Save the Children International, OXFAM in Armenia, Armenian Red Cross Society, “Support to Communities” NGO, “LORE” rescue team and UNICEF.

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Fulfilment of public event on “Ferry, extinguishing” theme rescue training

Oxfam and “STC” organized Fulfilment of public event on “Ferry, extinguishing” theme rescue training in the framework of Disaster Preparedness of Programme of the European Comission’s Humanitarian Aid Civil Protection Department ”Support the resistance to disasters of communities in the South Caucasus” (DIPECO).


On May 16th at 10:00 am in Yerevan Atcharyan 1 in RA Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) Crisis Management State Academy (CMSA) RA Minister Armen Yertisyan with international partners in the sphere of Disaster Risk Reduction opened Dispatcher operators’ new training center , which in the sphere of DRR is the RA’s adopted policy of bright demonstration of close cooperation with international partners.

RA Ministry of Emergency Situations, Disaster risk reduction national platform, RA MoES Crisis Management State Academy, Baden-Württemberg regional organization in Germany, UN Development Program, Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation have significant investments in the establishment of the training center, in the result of which today CMSA is equipped with a modern multifunctional simulation training center, where not only the emergency services’ dispatcher-operators of various fields, but also the specialists taught in this system will obtain their professional qualifications.
Dispatcher-operators learn the basics of first aid and stress management; they learn how to speak with the caller correctly and to orientate in time. The practical trainings are filmed and recorded, which gives opportunity to analyze the dispatcher’s activities and to identify shortcomings.
The first aid instructor in Baden-Württemberg regional organization in Germany Wolfgang Schmidt introduced the general image of the training center, and then there was shown a small drill.
Experts from Germany expressed their gratitude towards the Ministry of Emergency Situations for their contribution, in response to this Minister of Emergency Situations A. Yeritzyan told: “Not you, but we must be grateful that you and our other international partners are always by our side. I am confident that after being trained the staff of “911” service will work more effectively.

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Training for the staff of the central alarming center of <911> service

Today launched the training for the staff of the central alarming center of <911> service of Crisis Management Center of RA MoES Staff Rescue Service Operational Management department, which will take up till May 24. The seminar will be hold up by RA MoES (CMSA) lecturers of Crisis Management State Academy, Crisis Management Center (CMC) Experts and Experts from Germany. The director of DRR NP Mr. Poghosyan greeted the course of professionals and mentioned that this course is the first of its nature in RA and it is desirable that it would be continuous.

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On May 6, a “Rescue work implementation in case of a strong earthquake” public event was held in Vayots Dzor, Martiros community school. The event was organized by Oxfam Armenia and “Support to Communities” NGO within the framework of Disaster Preparedness Programme of European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Civil Protection Department /DIPECHO/.

Training objectives:
To improve the disaster response community groups capabilities in the process of public protection event management and implementation in emergencies.
– To improve the disaster response and cooperation between the community group and regional rescue administration in case of emergency situations.
– To inform the community population:
– about the disaster response community group capabilities on public protection event management and implementation in case of emergencies,
– about the effective cooperation between the community group and regional rescue administration in case of emergencies.
Martiros community Major, the school, disaster response community group, regional rescue administration and Martiros population participated in the training.

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