Monday, April 20, 2009

Mongolian Rescue Team Receives Advanced Training

Rescue teams from Mongolia will be receiving advanced training in dealing with hazardous materials with the help of United Nations Development Programme's project, "Strengthening Disaster Mitigation and Management System in Mongolia." This ten-day program, lasting from April 20 to April 30, will educate fifteen trainees from the National Emergency Management Agency's(NEMA) Special Rescue Unit, City Rescue HQ, and Emergency Unit-105. These trainees will improve their skills in identifying, controlling, monitoring and neutralizing hazards and hazardous situations, as well as deactivating and burying radioactive pollution. The training efforts aim to prepare Mongolia in efficiently managing disasters, while also strengthening the institutional capacity to respond to emergencies.

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