North West mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR)
To mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), the North West Community Fire Awareness Officer, Sophy Dinko, the Fire Awareness Training Officer, Martha Tepo, and the Fire Awareness Facilitator attended the 2016 Provincial Women in Disaster Management event at the OR Tambo Community Hall on 7 October 2016.
The objective of the day was to raise awareness of actions community members can take to reduce risks of disasters.
On the day community members were encouraged to get involved in activities that could reduce disaster risks, such as making sure hazardous materials are kept in a safe place out of children’s reach. Residents were urged to stop making fires in risky areas where they could start a wildfire and damage property.
The North West Provincial Disaster Management Centre, in collaboration with the municipalities and other sector departments including the Working on Fire programme provide support to strengthen disaster risk reduction.