Twenty young Tobagonians are now better equipped to respond to a disaster.
They were part of a recent Disaster Preparedness and Management workshop, hosted by the Division of Sport and Youth Affairs with technical support from the Tobago Emergency Management Agency.
It dealt with various aspects of disaster preparedness including chainsaw use and management, fire prevention, emergency planning, risk assessment and radio communication.
Youth Development Officer II in the Division’s Department of Youth Affairs, Lyndon Wilson, said the session helped to empower youth from north east communities.
In fact, he said the idea was to expose the youth to key information on how to handle themselves and their environment during an emergency so they can step up to the plate in
The workshop was facilitated through a combination of multimedia presentations, lectures and practical exercises.