Department of Emergency Management

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Our Mission

To develop, promote and maintain a comprehensive National Disaster Management Programme which will: Educate all citizens about the various elements of Disaster Management. Create appropriate mechanisms which will promote and advance Disaster Management activities at all levels of the society.

Promote and institutionalize the practice of appropriate preventative and mitigation measure for all possible hazards. Promote the development and maintenance of effective warning, response and recovery plans for all sectors of the society.

Become a Volunteer
We need you! We need your assistance!

  1. Give back to your community
  2. Serve your country in a time of crisis
  3. Render humanitarian services to your fellow men/ women
  4. Learn new skills which can save lives
  5. Confidently face new challenges with a winning attitude
  6. Respond to major vehicular accidents, flooding, large fires, landslides, earthquakes, storms or high winds...

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Emergency Shelters
An Emergency Shelter is a facility set up to provide temporary housing for persons unable to continue their living arrangement in separate family units.

In Barbados shelters are listed in two categories. A Category 1 Shelter may be used during a hurricane or other hazard event, while Category 2 Shelters may be used if they are still in a reasonable condition after a hazard event or disaster.

Please click here to view Hurricane Shelters in your area.