Monday, December 31, 2018

NEMA Facilitates Training on Japanese Grant Aid Disaster Management Equipment

NEMA training sessions on equipment donated by the Government of Japan to aid The Bahamas’ disaster management programme were held December 17-20, 2018 at NEMA on Gladstone Road. A Japanese instructor demonstrates how the radios work. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is pleased to receive the remainder of equipment which is part of the $1.8 million Japanese Grant Aid project to The Bahamas in support of the country’s disaster management programme. The equipment includes four balloon lights, eight water pumps, 40 VHF base radio stations, and 200 hand-held radios.

Some 25 staff from NEMA, personnel of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Ministry of Works underwent training, December 17-20, in basic operation and maintenance of the equipment.  Read more >>