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How 2 empty buckets can save a life: Bangladesh emergency response
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Published on: 05/30/2013

Language: English

Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Department: Public Health in Emergencies

Type: Impact Stories and Case Studies

File size: 0.27 MB

 

Publication Overview/Description

Within the first 24 to 72 hours after a disaster, local communities are on the front-line of emergency
response. Depending on location and scale of emergency, response time may vary. As this Case Study explores, communities’ confidence to respond to emergencies is commonly based on available resources. However, as CADRE participants in this case learned, basic household items can provide the foundations for emergency response materials.

In Srirajganj, communities worked together with CADRE instructors to add value to the course by exploring ways in which the course could be localized to accommodate their lack of emergency
equipment.

The CADRE course is flexible, allowing instructors to modify the curricula on site to suit local circumstances. The skills CADRE participants learn are universal; however, the tools used to perform emergency care may vary from community to community.