Two-Day sessions for UK Overseas Territories

Tristan represented at US Emergency Planning Workshop

Report and photos from Tristan Government UK Representative Chris Carnegy

In May 2019, Public Health England invited Tristan da Cunha to participate in a workshop designed to help UK Overseas Territories develop their plans for coping with emergencies. I represented the island at the two-day event in Miami, alongside delegates from territories in the North Atlantic and Caribbean. The sessions focused on practical ways to fine-tune existing systems, by learning from disaster exercises and real incidents. My report back to Tristan includes ideas for recording each emergency worker's role, and techniques for capturing feedback that will help improve future preparedness.
Workshop participitants gather on 16th May 2019,
Chris Carnegy is in the back row in front of the screen.
Rodney Brathwaite of the British Virgin Islands’ Health Authority described BVI’s response to the 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria, with event hosts Steve North and Dave McQuirk of Public Health England.
Photo shows the Emergency Planning Workshop in session.