📩 25/11/2022 15:05
IMM implemented the Disaster Volunteers project against a possible Istanbul earthquake. Volunteers, who have undergone extensive training under the coordination of AKOM, will be able to make the necessary interventions and organizations after the disaster. Within the scope of the project realized in cooperation with IMM and AKUT Foundation, Assembly Area Organization (TAO) trainings will be held at 27 different points on Sunday, November 9. All Istanbul residents are invited to the trainings.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) launched the Disaster Volunteers project to provide the fastest response in possible disasters. Within the scope of the project, 450 volunteers will be given "Light Search and Rescue Training" and 5.000 volunteers will be given "Assembly Area Organization Training" at the first stage. Volunteers will be able to perform first aid interventions and prevent chaos and panic until the authorized units arrive at the disaster area.
Within the scope of the project realized in cooperation with IMM and AKUT Foundation, simultaneous Assembly Area Organization (TAO) trainings will be held at 27 different points on Sunday, November 13.00, between 15.00 and 9.
The addresses where the training will take place are as follows:
1-İBİTEM Fire Training Center, Merkez Mah. Ataturk Cad. No:28 Kocasinan / Bahcelievler
2- Büyükçekmece Atatürk Cultural Center Suna Pekuysal Hall, Fatih Mah, Next to Kuba Mosque, Gazi Mustafa Cd No: 43 Büyükçekmece
3- Şişli Municipality Nazım Hikmet Cultural Center Abidin Dino Hall, Halide Edip Adıvar District, Darülaceze Cd. 9/1-1, 34382 Sisli
4- Sarıyer Municipality Main Service Building Floor -1, Pınar Mahallesi, Günyüzü Sk. No:2, 34460 Sariyer
5- Beşiktaş Municipality Karaoğlan Cultural Center, Türkali Mahallesi, Ihlamurdere Cad. No: 50 Besiktas
1- Kozzy AVM- Kadıköy Municipality Kozyatağı Cultural Center, Kozyatağı Mahallesi Buket Sk. No:14 Kadıköy
2- Güzide Yılmaz Primary School, Idealtepe District Teachers Street No 26 34841 Maltepe
3- AKUT FOUNDATION Disaster Park, Esentepe Mahallesi Füsun Sokak No 4/1 Kartal
4- Ataşehir Akom Building, Atatürk Mahallesi Ataşehir Blv. No:1/6 Atasehir
It is possible to apply to the project, where all Istanbul residents can participate, at akom.ibb.istanbul/afet-gonulluleri/.
FROM FIRST RESPONSE TO DAMAGE ASSESSMENT…
Disaster Volunteers training takes place under two main headings. First of all, the volunteers who receive the "Organization in Assembly Areas" training gain the ability to evaluate the post-disaster situation, to operate the crime scene management and recording system. Volunteers who complete the "First Responder Team" training can gain the skills to provide wreckage safety, damage assessment, fire response and first response to disaster victims in lightly damaged buildings.
THE PROJECT CHOSEN BY ISTANBUL PEOPLE
The Disaster Volunteers Project was evaluated by Istanbulites within the scope of IMM's Participatory Budget Practice and selected among 5 thousand projects. The project is carried out under the coordination of IMM AKOM (Disaster Coordination Centre), in cooperation with the AKUT Foundation and other relevant non-governmental organizations.