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ODPEM To Launch School Safety Initiative By Garfield L. Angus January 17, 2014

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency (ODPEM), has finalized a school safety initiative that will be launched, to ensure the safety of children at educational institutions across the island, particularly during an earthquake.

Speaking on January 17, at an Earthquake Awareness open day, held at the head offices of ODPEM, in Kingston, Acting Director General of the agency, Richard Thompson, said a need exists to have such a programme at the nation’s schools, to both prepare children for emergency situations, and to ensure their immediate safety.



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