Manual on Search and Rescue for Volunteers in Communities ADPC: Manual on Search and Rescue for Volunteers in Communities

Published on: 12/31/2007

Language: English

Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Department: Disaster Risk Management System

Type: Training Manuals, Toolkits and Handbooks

File size: 0.69 MB


Publication Overview/Description

Every year in Viet Nam, disaster and accidents continue to occur, despite our attempts to control them, causing unnecessary deaths, tremendous human suffering and loss. The vast majority of casualties still rely on their local community, relatives, friends, neighbors and Red Cross shock brigades and volunteers for live saving and assistance.

Regardless of the availability of professional search and rescue workers, the local people will still carry out much of the rescue work. Because of this, it is extremely important that local communities are prepared they have to be trained. We have organized thousands of shock brigade effective short-term rescue work. We also need to institutionalize the ongoing training of these local Red Cross volunteer shock- brigades and volunteers is to yet to be developed. As such, it provides basic, practical information, rules and procedures about search and rescue work, which are within the scope and
ability of shock brigades.

This chapter should be read in conjunction with the Vietnam Red Cross Society Community First aid and Health Manual (1998) below chapters