Quito, October 11, 2011
FIRST COMPREHENSIVE MEETING ON RISKS IN PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
On Tuesday, October 11th, at 8:45 in the auditorium of the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, opened the “First Comprehensive Meeting on Risks in Public Institutions, Urban and Industrial Structures”, in order to strengthen the response capabilities to reduce risks and promote a culture of prevention.
The agenda includes lectures, round tables and forums supported by technicians and specialists from various entities.
The Metropolitan District of Quito and the Ecuadorian Red Cross will address a round table on Global Systems on Risk Management, to discuss the following topics: The 911 National System in Ecuador, application of the 911 System in the city of Quito, training as a basic tool in risk management and presentation of the urban risk pilot project in Atucucho.
Other topics to be developed in this event refer to risk management for emergencies and disasters and the Decentralized National System for Risk Management in Ecuador by the Ecuadorian Red Cross.
In addition, the Chamber of Construction of Quito will present the Ecuadorian Building Standard and the private enterprise’s approach to strengthen resilient work environments in terms of security as an integral theme.
As part of this event, and after a year and a half of a sustained process of preparation, training, implementation and equipment; the building where the Ministries of Transport and Public Works and Non-Renewable Natural Resources work, will be declared as “Safe Public Institutions”, by the National Secretariat for Risk Management.
The Ecuadorian Red Cross also contributed with this statement and made with the Ministry of Transport and Public Works: 4 drills, 8 first aid trainings, 2 integrated risk management trainings and 2 evacuation trainings.
On this first day, it is also noteworthy the participation and support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Integration, SEHIACA Ecuador (Health, Safety, Environment and Quality) of the Ecuadorian Red Cross and the Fire Department of the Metropolitan District of Quito.
PRESS RELEASE No. 1009