What are the responsibilities of the Disaster Unit?

The development and maintenance of Parish Plans Ensuring the functionality of Sub- committees Public education on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and practices Training of community and parish partners in DRR practices Simulation exercises Maintain an up-to-date contact list Stock local stores with emergency and relief items for emergency disaster events Assist in preparing, participating and assessing joint annual exercises with all response services of the Parish Emergency Operation Centre and submit after action reports to ODPEM Advising the Parish Disaster Committee During time of emergencies: responsibility for the activating, operating and deactivating of the EOC Coordinating the activities of the relevant operational agencies Supporting the operational agencies by facilitating access to available resourced Handling request for EMERGENCY/ DISASTER assistance/ relief. Monitoring the emergency event and assessing the physical impact