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The role of urban community volunteers in saving lives during fire
in Bangladesh ADPC: The role of urban community volunteers in saving lives during fire <br>in Bangladesh

Published on: 06/07/2021

Language: English

Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Department: Disaster Risk Management System

Type: Brochures, Factsheets and Posters

File size: 1.12 MB

 

Publication Overview/Description

Dhaka, Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, continues to face rising threats from human-induced hazards.Dhaka city, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, continues to face rising threats from human-induced hazards.

On March 28, 2019, a fire broke out on the 8th floor of the 23-story F.R. Tower, a commercial building in the neighborhood of Banani – an upmarket commercial area of Dhaka.

ADPC interviewed its training beneficiaries to learn how they helped respond to this fire incident and determine how the training assisted them.

The Strengthening Earthquake Resilience in Bangladesh (SERB) is a program funded by USAID Bangladesh Mission implemented by ADPC since 2013.

Around 1,640 Urban Community Volunteers have been trained in 11 Districts to date. The SERB Program continues to support the Fire Service & Civil Defence (FSCD) and contributes to the development of 62,000 community urban volunteers nationwide as mandated by the Government of Bangladesh.