Preparedness and capacity building approach is required to reduce the impact of a disaster. A detailed inventory of resources, NGOs, donors, and volunteers should be in easy reach. The preparedness needs HVRC (Hazard Vulnerability Risk Assessment and Capacity) analysis, training programs, infrastructure, and considerable data to plan for the response. RADHEE core team has experience developing the Disaster Management Plan as per the NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority) guidelines and following its best practices.
RADHEE researched the vulnerable areas, and taking small pockets in slums did HVRC analysis. People living in the slum are vulnerable to multiple risks from natural and man-made disasters and health issues. Lack of knowledge, space, and money adds fuel to the problem. RADHEE did a detailed study of health and disaster response in such vulnerable areas.
RADHEE has executed the following projects on Disaster Preparedness
- Slum Disaster Preparedness
- Community Disaster Preparedness
- Youth Empowerment
- School Safety
People living in the slums are vulnerable to multiple risks from disasters and health issues. They are exposed to hazards like fire, flood, chemical accidents, epidemic, etc. Lack of knowledge, space, and money adds fuel to the problem. People staying in this area are economically weak and have a low educational background and hence are vulnerable. They also have misconceptions about health emergencies and are prone to epidemics.
RADHEE did a detailed study of the health and disaster response in the vulnerability of slums. In association with Municipal Corporation and Mumbai Police, we have identified vulnerable areas and developed capacity-building programs. RADHEE has trained Datak Vasti Volunteers and Mohalla Committee Members in 92 slums. During floods, they would work as a team of first responders and search and rescue teams. The training objectives are to educate the slum population through specific training modules on preparedness and prevention of monsoon diseases.
Three wards are identified from Malad to Andheri: P-North, P-South, K-West
- Step 1: Disaster Management Plan of this area is prepared. Preventive measures are being taken to reduce vulnerability.
- Step 2: Training of the first responder team in different capacities
- Step 3: Every home located in this slum area is prepared for personal safety, health, hygiene, and family preparedness with the help of volunteers.
RADHEE implemented the project in association with Municipal Corporation and Mumbai Police. We developed a team of the first responder, search and rescue team for flood in Mumbai’s 92 slums by training of Datak Vasti Volunteers, Mohalla committee members.
The objective Community Disaster Preparedness is to enrol every vulnerable community for the HVRC analysis and train them for capacity building and response. The community disaster preparedness Includes
- HVRC Analysis
- Disaster Plan
- Mock Drill
RADHEE identified the areas that are vulnerable to fire, flooding, and health emergencies
- Housing society Disaster Preparedness – Enrolled 40+ housing societies
- Corporate Disaster Preparedness – Enrolled 62+ corporate houses
- Small Scale Industry Disaster Preparedness – Enrolled 12 Small scale industry units
- Manufacture Industry Disaster Preparedness – Enrolled 134+ manufacturing industries
Educating youth is a 3 generation awareness program and essential in securing the future of the country.
- Enrol the youth studying in colleges to impart knowledge & importance of safety. Concept of Disaster Management Plan and students’ role at every stage while developing the College Disaster Management Plan.
- Train the youth as the First Responders. When college students participate in every stage of College Disaster Management Plan, it will help them use the knowledge when they work in any organisation and create a safe environment. College students trained as First Responders become good assets to the college if any accident/ disaster happens in college campuses and surroundings. These youth will eventually become a future asset to the organization where they work and in the community where they live.
- Enroll the student for “Safe Drive” to prevent the Accident. Youth empowering with knowledge means developing a future asset for the country.
- The project was implemented in association with Mumbai University, NSS, and NCC
- We developed teams of the first responder in 68 colleges for Road Safety and Disaster Response
What You can Do?
- Prepare yourself and your family for Disaster Preventive step and response – Family Disaster Plan
- Always carry Personal Information Card with you
- Get trained in First Aid and Fire Safety
- Volunteer for RADHEE projects