Resource & Volunteer Management (RVM) is a tool for managing volunteers and resources that civil society provides to the Department of Emergency Situations in case of major seismic or other natural disaster. The application allows inventory management of available resources, maintains a clear situation regarding the quantities, types of materials and places where they are stored, as well as the status of volunteers organized on distinct specializations.
Key role in consolidation
A key role in consolidation, as well as information, is played by the owners' associations. They are the ones who can help all the inhabitants of a building to keep up with the legislation in force, with data on the building they live in, with advice on disaster preparedness, them being those who come in contact very frequently with all the people who own or rent space in the building. Make Better has produced an educational material that helps associations keep their informed residents and guides them through the legislative hardship of consolidation, a guide you can download from here.
Media plays a crucial role in informing and educating the population about earthquake preparedness. With the exception of a few short published briefing guides, the most common materials in the general press either just report events about earthquakes or statistical data, or play a critical role in the authorities. Here are some examples of how the media talks about earthquakes in the past 12 months.
"A first estimate of the overload that the earthquake response will place on emergency services (no: at Bucharest level) shows that the number of potential injured who would need medical intervention is two to four times more than the number of ambulance and UPUs assisting them on a regular day. The majority, though not all, will reach the hospital immediately after the earthquake [...]. These would add to cases that would be assisted anyway on that day, unrelated to the earthquake. Which means we can expect the number of cases to exceed about three times the normal volume of activity. "(Public Health Analysis, 2017, Considerations on Medical Response in the Event of the Earthquake, Romanian Health Observatory)
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