YPSA with the support of Save the Children provided Search, Rescue, First Aid & Fire Fighting Training Course to 100 volunteers from 41 wards of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC). On 20th October 2022, they have received training certificate from Chairman of Disaster Management Standing Committee of Chattogram City Corporation and 9th Ward Councilor Zahirul Alam Jasim and Town Planner of CCC Md. Omor Abdullah.
The event is titled with “Discussion on Volunteers’ contribution for urban DRR and certificate giving ceremony”. Chairman of Disaster Management Standing Committee of Chittagong City Corporation and 9th Ward Councilor Zahirul Alam Jasim attended the event as Chief Guest. He said, in total, 1500 trained Urban Community Volunteer is working in Chattogram Urban area as first responder and due to that many hazards and risk has been reduced. By inspiring their tremendous work to smoothen their future collaboration, we are planning to establish a control room. Also by inspiring, their tremendous work City Mayor declared to award them during Mayor Award Giving Ceremony.”
In addition, as special guest Town Planner of CCC Md. Omor Abdullah, Fire Service and Civil Defense Senior Station Officer Md. Enamul Haque, Member Secretary of Bangladesh Youth for Alliance Sanatan Chakraborty Vijay, CCC Volunteer Team Coordinator Atiqur Rahman Sayem, Bangladesh Red Crescent Best Blood Donor Organizer Abu Bakkar Harun, National Level Best Volunteer Medal Awardee Parveen Akhter Munni, Youth Organizer Sufiur Rahman Tipu attended the event.
To be mentioned here, The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has prepared Urban Volunteer Management Guideline 2019, for the integrated management of volunteers considering the need and importance of volunteers in disaster management. In this context, YPSA and Save the Children are working in Chattogram to increase the capacity of the volunteers through training under Prayash II project.
Till now urban Community Volunteers of Ward 7, 8, and 19 of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) have received the training and after knowing their dedication to work as first responder, City Mayor declared Urban Community Volunteers in other 41 Wards of CCC. YPSA with the support of Save the Children has promised to provide training to 82 volunteers, two volunteers from each of these 41 Wards. However, later on base on the best interest of youth YPSA provided training to 100 volunteers by Bangladesh Fire Service & Civil Defence (FSCD).