As at 5pm, Thursday 27 February 2014 – Update 1
Divisional EOC, comprised mostly of its core team members, has been activated to monitor the current situation as it is. FRCS Branch Emergency Responders have also been notified and are currently in a state of readiness should they be required.
The Commissioner Western and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry, Rural Development and Disaster Management have also been briefed during the Divisional HOD meeting at 11am today that we are in a state of readiness should we be required to act accordingly during an emergency situation.
With our NOMAD Water Purification Unit Fiji Red Cross is willing to assist further mostly on areas with non-reticulated water supply if the need arises.
The Branch ERT Responders have also been briefed on self-care key safe messages for preparedness measures on Dengue alert if they are to be deployed for assessment, distribution or for advocacy purposes.
One 3 tonner truck, one 4 x 4 Ambulance, four 4 x 4 wheel vehicles (two of which are based at the respective Divisional Service Centre North and West office, one NOMAD Water Purification Unit, Prepositioned containers/bulk;
- HQ – 1 Mother Bulk & one container
- West – 2 bulks and 10 preparedness container
- North – 5 preparedness container
- Central – 1 preparedness container
- Eastern – 5 preparedness container
These prepositioned branch container/bulks should be able to cater for the respective branch on non-food items needed for any emergency purposes. Nonfood items offered such as sealed clothing pack, cooking set, tarpaulins, water gallon, 10 man tent, dignity kit, hygiene kit, WASH Kit, blankets, including items for disability issues as well such as wheel chairs and walking aid.
OPERATIONS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
FRCS intends to conduct the following activities over the next 24 hours:
Maintain communication with our Western and Northern branches and continue communication with the Central Division
Continue liaising with stakeholders and the IFRC
Continue monitoring status and coordinate where necessary.