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Bid to sensitise people about their responsibility during disasters

Bhubaneswar, April 12, 2018: To meet the challenges in ever-changing scenario in multi-dimension disaster response, the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and Odisha Fire Service are conducting Area Familiarization Exercises Community Awareness Programme (FAMEX/CAP) to upgrade people about their responsibility during an emergency situation.

The Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has prepared the FAMEX/CAP Calendar 2018 separately for ODRAF and Fire Service that will cover 47 blocks of all the 30 districts.

The programmes are aimed to familiarise, acquaint with the area of responsibility, to test communication and equipment held for disaster response, to collect information of resources and update information/database, and to interact with district administration.

The events also aim to educate local communities acquire disaster survival skills and knowledge to make informed decisions on how to reduce their vulnerability to disaster, enhance capacity and adapt their livelihood to withstand current and future risks.

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