The role of urban community volunteers in saving lives during fire
ADPC: The role of urban community volunteers in saving lives during fire
Published on: 06/07/2021
Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Department: Disaster Risk Management System
Type: Brochures, Factsheets and Posters
File size: 1.12 MB
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.