ODPEM Party & Event Rentals2-4 Haining Rd Kingston 5 Jamaica
OFFICE OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
WHO WE ARE….
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has the unique resp onsibility of being the only government agency to provide disaster management functions in Jamaica. Its operations are designed towards developing and implementing policies and programmes for the purpose of achieving and maintaining an appropriate state of national preparedness for natural disasters and other emergency events.
The agency exists to encourage and support disaster preparedness and mitigation islandwide, while providing early warning, emergency response, relief and recovery operations in emergency situations.
Among the organization’s core are advocating and supporting risk reduction measures, providing training in areas of disaster management, promoting a greater national awareness for disaster management issues through public education, conducting hazard identification and risk assessments, conducting research in social behaviour in relation to disaster mitigation an response and establishing and maintaining mutual assistance and co-operation agreements among partner agencies, private sector and international donor organizations.
ODPEM's Vision Statement
A proactive world-class agency building a disaster resilient nation.
ODPEM's Mission Statement
ODPEM is committed to leading the process of reducing the impact of disaster on Jamaica through Comprehensive Disaster Management.
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