On 16-17 September of current year a workshop was held. Director of Rescue Service, Lieutenant-general of Rescue Service Sergei Azaryan and representative of US Embassy’s Office of Military Cooperation Justin Rutledge made their opening remarks.
The meeting was chaired by the Deputy Director of Rescue Service, Major General of Rescue Service Vrezh Gabrielyan. The main objective of the meeting was to present the National response plan of protection of population in case of possible strong earthquake in the territory of Armenia, issues, possibilities and functions of staff during implementation of measures, implementation of actions before, during and after earthquake.
There were discussed capabilities of each of the participating structure, implementation of works, the level of preparedness and functions in case of strong earthquake, the lessons learned from the earthquake in Spitak, problems of earthquake-resistant construction, issues connected with public awareness. At the end of the meeting participants gave a summary of the process and result of the workshop trough free discussion.
In the result of the meeting it was decided to complete, develop and refine plans, taking into account international reach experience connected with the response of earthquakes. As well as in 2015 along with Kansas authorities more actively integrate new phase of field training exercises, planning conference of which will commence in the next day of this workshop, where the participants will determine how and with what criteria it should be implemented with.
At the end of the workshop participants awarded with certificates.