Implementation activities of the Territorial Coordination Master Plan of the Province of Potenza
The Civil Protection Service arranges meetings, at least on an annual basis, organizes information and training sessions for the population through decentralised structures (Boroughs, Municipalities, etc.). The goal is to help to enhance the community in relation with an emergency and to facilitate the mobilisation of volunteers in case of emergencies. They started these meetings organization for a long time involving citizens, institutions, Voluntary Associations, etc. as well as awareness campaigns to explain better the risks posed by floods and the correct behaviour to adopt in case of flooding. Civil Protection Service has also produced a leaflet that was translated in the English language in order to be able to secure foreign nationals. Finally, during the year, in order to verify the plan effectiveness, drills are organized in collaboration with decentralized locations (Wards) and Civil Protection System with the citizen involvement through the simulation of possible risk scenarios.
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Cultural Factors: Attitudes toward environmental issues
Disaster Phases: Preparedness
- Develop culturally aware disaster preparedness and response training
- Inform citizens about the risk they may face and about possible actions and measures, they can take to reduce vulnerability and better prepare themselves
- Training programmes for citizens of all ages should be developed. These are necessary to increase citizens’ knowledge of and preparedness in case of disasters. The training activities should be organized on the basis of a training strategy and should take various forms, ranging from emergency drill to workshops
- Use cultural factors to improve the effectiveness of disaster communication