• This multi-disciplinary training and exercise will foster the development of skill sets focused on emergency management during mass casualty events, while providing an opportunity for local agencies to work together and practice a multi- disciplinary, coordinated response to a local disaster. The train-the-trainer approach of the course and drill will enable local partners to eventually replicate the training and drill elsewhere in the region. Finally, the course and drill will help identify the strengths and weaknesses of the city’s emergency management plans and help to better prepare the city for future events. These outcomes are summarized.
  • Hands-on training in hospital and pre-hospital emergency management, including mass casualty pre-hospital and hospital triage, medical stabilization and resuscitation, monitoring and evaluation. Hands on training in Search & Rescue, Multi sector need assessment in Emergencies, School emergency preparedness, as well  as  an  effective and coordinated humanitarian response.
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  • Provides an opportunity for all of the stake holders to work together in a coordinated response to a city disaster
  • 3. FIELD DRILL: Real-time simulation of a mass casualty event involving multi-agency coordination and response. This will drill into existing disaster plans in the public and private sector.
  • 4.DEBRIEFING:   Post-drill hot-wash identifying the strengths and weaknesses in current plans. This will help to identify areas needing further training and capacity building.
  • 5.EVALUATION: Domestic and international experts in disaster management will be invited to observe and evaluate the entire exercise and to make recommendations for future improvement.
  • 6.NEEDS ASSESSMENT:   This workshop will prompt the subsequent implementation of a national survey of all current disaster related trainings in the country, followed by a compilation of proposed courses in deficient areas. This collaborative exercise and its evaluation component will be of tremendous value to both the local partners, as well as to the global emergency response community as we continue to learn from the successes and challenges of such trainings and drills. The expectation is that this project will serve to create a locally driven, multi-disciplinary, sustainable commitment to emergency management activities and will, over time, become a validated model that can be easily reproduced in other cities and countries.
    Further in the near future it is expected that the training will be able to facilitate and strengthen the following in the State of Assam
  • •   The model will be used to train and chisel the skills of medical and health members of the Search and Rescue Teams formed at several levels (state, district, sub-division and circle level)
  • •   The   lessons learnt and methodology could get adapted for the regular mock drills which get conducted twice in the state at different levels.
  • •   The current urban Risk reduction programmes of UN agencies like UNDP and UNICEF, has a component on hospital safety. Several elements and resources used here can be replicated and appropriately utilized here.
  • •   Some    of    the    elements   of    this    methodology, organizations involved, and curriculum can be replicated and used to strengthen the functioning of the Regional Disaster Management Centres existing in the state.
  • •   The modules on emergency medical preparedness will further get replicated for various cadres of public health departments in the state.