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Department of Emergency Management (DEM)


The Department of Emergency Management is the government department responsible for the development and implementation of the Emergency Management Programme in Barbados. It has the responsibility for coordinating emergency management activities in Barbados. The Department came into being on April 1, 2007 by the statutory legislation of the Emergency Management Act 2006. It replaces the Central Emergency Relief Organization Secretariat which dated back to the 1940's when an organization for Hurricane Relief was formed under the authority and direction of the Governor and members of the Executive Committee, as was the then Colonial System of Government. At that time the main emphasis was on relief. DEM today is developing and implementing a national Comprehensive Disaster Management programme which embodies the concept of all hazards: natural and man-made at all phases of the Disaster Continuum: Prevention and Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery as well as integration of disaster risk reduction. It utilizes the integrated emergency management approach, which is necessary if it is to effectively and efficiently accomplish its mission through the identification and mobilization of all appropriate resources and detailed planning for the possible impact of any hazard.

Frank Walcott Building Culloden Road, St Michael BB 11114, Barbados


Punto Focal Operacional Nacional (PFON)

Thomas,  Judy (Director)

E-mail: cero@caribsurf.com

E-mail: deminfo@barbados.gov.bb

Fax: 246-429-4055

Teléfonos: 246-4278513/436-6624 / 438-7575

URL: http://www.cero.gov.bb


Foros activos
Plan Interamericano para la Prevención, la Atención de los Desastres y la Coordinación de la Asistencia Humanitaria
Buenas Prácticas Plan Interamericano
The 2001-2010 Decade in the Americas Marked by Disasters: A look in retrospective