Caribbean Disaster Management Agency (CDEMA) – On Monday 7th November 2022 CDEMA’s Regional Search and Rescue (SAR) Training Programme commenced at the Arch Hall Fire Station in Barbados.

Speaking at the opening ceremony were (from left) Ms. Natalie Hutchinson Senior International Assistance Officer, Global Affairs Canada, Mr. Errol Maynard, Chief Fire Officer of Barbados and President of the Caribbean Association of Fire Chiefs, Ms. Elizabeth Riley, Executive Director of CDEMA

Over twenty participants from disciplined forces in Barbados and Antigua will be immersed in SAR training sessions from November 7-11, 2022.

The training is funded by Global Affairs Canada through the Targeted Support to CDEMA Project and is supported by World Hope International.