Full Activation of the National Emergency Operations CentrePosted On: Nov 04, 2010
In light of the imminent threat posed by Tropical Storm Tomas the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has moved from partial activation to full activation of the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC).
The NEOC is the designated administrative hub of disaster or emergency response mechanisms, it is therefore the “nerve centre” of Disaster response and recovery services.
Full activation of the NEOC involves all partner agencies reporting to the centre detailing and responding to all incidents pertaining to their portfolio responsibility.
Partner Agencies include: The Ministry of Health, The Jamaica Defense Force, The Jamaica Constabulary Force, The Jamaica Fire Brigade, The Meteorological Service, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, National Works Agency, Utilities and the Media.
For further information on the ODPEM’s NEOC call 906 9674-5 or 754 9077-8 or
1-888 -CALL-ODP (1-888-2255-637).
Priority Shelters in the parishes of Portland and St. Mary will be opened today.
All Parish Emergency Operations Centers are also being activated.
PARISH EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
|National EOC (ODPEM)||906-9674/5 |
Contact: Kimberley Weller, Information Officer email@example.com