The annual disaster management exhibition hosted by the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) on Thursday received good support from members of the public and those who were involved.Participants from 13 groups along with NODS interacted with mostly students from several schools and used the opportunity to educate them on various aspects relating to their respective fields.
The exhibition continues to receive support from the Fire Department, the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross, the Department of Environment, the Met Office, the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force, the Health Information Division, the Plant Protection Unit and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Newcomers this year were the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA), State Insurance Corporation, ABI Insurance, the Antigua and Barbuda Credit Union League and the Beach Safety Protection Unit formerly the Lifeguard Division.
Social Studies and Science teacher Christa Christopher, who attended the event with a group from St Michael’s Primary School, said the students really enjoyed the exhibition. “They learnt a lot. It was very informative. The atmosphere was great for learning with a mixture of participants and there was a nice flow to the set up”, said Christopher.
This is the ninth year NODS has hosted its disaster management exhibition.
Plans are in the pipeline to enhance next year’s event with additional activities that would generate greater interest from the public.
NODS is expressing appreciation to all those who participated along with several sponsors like the St John’s Development Corporation, Digicel, Inet and Kennedy’s Club.