The Secretariat of
the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) announced this week
that it is conducting a series of Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
Workshops during the months of June and July. The San Pedro Emergency
Committee workshop is scheduled for July
The purpose of the Emergency Operations Center
Training is to enhance participants' capabilities and management of their
own Operations Center in times of an emergency. Emergency Operations
Committee members will be exposed to the structure of an EOC and
instructed on the roles of key personnel. They will also be taught how to
understand and effectively develop a communications network, for
information exchange in response to disasters.
To date, Emergency Operations Committee workshops have
been concluded in Belmopan, Belize District and San Ignacio. Other
locations are scheduled as follows: Corozal District˝
27th June, Stann Creek
District˝ 1st July,
Toledo District˝ 4th
July, Orange Walk District-
9th July and San Pedro
Town˝ 11th July,
These and other consultations were arranged so that
district and village emergency committees and community personnel can
improve plans before the onset of the
The members of the San Pedro Emergency Committee are:
Chairperson/Area Representative Manuel Heredia Jr.; Vice Chair/Mayoress
Elsa Paz, Operations Officer James Janmohamed, Transportation Members -
Councilor Justiniano "Nano" Guerrero, Transport Officer Baldemar Alpuche
and Luis Zapata, Evacuation Officers - Councilor Juan Alamilla and
Orlando Salazar, Tourist Representative - Kevin Gonzalez, Supplies
Members - Deputy Mayor Severo Guerrero Sr. and Councilor Romel "Nesto"
Gomez, Communications Member - Jim Diehl, Belize Electricity Ltd.
Officer-in-Charge - Chris Nuñez, Belize Water Services Officer-in-Charge
- Aaron Locke, Belize Telecommunications Ltd. Technician-in- Charge -
Aaron Hendricks, Police Officer-in-Charge - Sergeant James Moreira, BDF
Liaison - to be announced, Medical Officer ˝ Dr. Giovanni Solorzano,
Public Health - Inspector Javier Alpuche, Shelter Member ˝ Councilor
Joseph Elijio and Fire Service Officer-in-Charge - Jerome Garcia.
San Pedro's primary hurricane shelter is
the Roman Catholic Primary School. The San Pedro Emergency Committee can
be reached at the SP Town Hall by calling 226-2198.