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Jamalco promotes disaster preparedness

Monday, February 11, 2019

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MAY PEN, Clarendon — More than 400 students from the Mount Airy, Richmond Park and Mocho Primary schools in Clarendon benefitted from an Earthquake Awareness presentation which was organised by bauxite/alumina company Jamalco in commemoration of Earthquake Awareness Month recently.

Under the theme “When an Earthquake Strikes Be Bold…Drop Cover and Hold”, the students participated in earthquake preparedness drills and simulation exercises which bolstered their awareness and preparedness for earthquakes, according to a news release from Jamalco.

Senior Community Relations Officer at Jamalco, Phillip Biggs, explained that the company recognises the importance of including children in disaster preparedness trainings each year.

“The disaster preparedness presentation is an effective method which helps to raise awareness and it also equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure they respond effectively to earthquake emergencies,” he said.

The presentations, which are part of the Jamalco in schools programme, were delivered by Clarendon's Parish Disaster Coordinator, Eleanor Coombs, and Fire Prevention Officer from the May Pen Fire Department, Corporal Collings Thompson.


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