In keeping with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King’s strategic intent of enhancing responsiveness to the security environment nationally and regionally, approximately nineteen Marines were rewarded for completing the Crisis and Disaster Risk Management Course.
During a brief ceremony at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR on Monday May 17th, 2021, participants were presented with certificates by Captain Shawn Adderley, Acting Captain Coral Harbour, who congratulated the troops. This course, which was conducted from May 12th–14th, 2021, was designed to heighten the skillset of the men and women as it pertains to identifying and taking necessary steps while in the fields during times of natural disasters. Participants were also taught important topics such as Emergency Response, Disaster Victim Identification (DVI), Shelter Management, Violent and Criminal Behaviors, Active Shooter, First-Aid and Basic CPR as well as Riots and Curfews.
Commanding Officer for the Crisis and Disaster Risk Management unit, Commander Granville Adderley was pleased with the performance and response of the participants. He said that it is imperative that all RBDF personnel participate in this training, which is beneficial during the upcoming hurricane season.