Wednesday, 7 December 2016
SCDF Deploys Two Officers As Part of ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team to Indonesia
Following the earthquake in Aceh on 7 December 2016, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will be deploying two officers to Indonesia as part of a five-man ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ERAT), under the auspices of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre).
The ERAT’s primary function is to provide rapid assessment and determine the critical resources (e.g. tents, medical kits, and sanitation facilities) required for the areas affected by the earthquake. The two SCDF officers will depart for Indonesia on 8 December 2016 and are expected to be there for a week.