Defence Headquarters, 24 APR. ‘23 (RBDF): In keeping with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic intent of enhancing responsiveness to the security environment nationally and regionally, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Crisis Risk Disaster Management Unit in conjunction with the National Emergency Management Agency recently conducted a Shelter Manager’s Course at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR from April 11 – April 12, 2023.

As the country enters the Tropical Hurricane season, the course will heighten the skillset of enlisted men and women to have responsibility for the operational management of emergency shelters and perform required duties when called upon during times of natural disasters.

Twenty (20) Marines participated in the two-day course led by Course Instructors Force Chief Petty Officer Paulette Higgs and Chief Petty Officer Shamica Duncombe. As part of their training, Marines covered Risk Management, National Disaster Management Program, Shelter Identification and Selection, Inspection Guidelines, Shelter Administration, Shelter Operations and Problem Solving.

Commander Sonia Miller, Disaster Management Officer brought brief remarks during the closing award ceremony and congratulated the participants on their successful completion. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed in the pursuit of excellence as the organization continues to invest in the professional development of its Officers and Marines.

(Marine Seaman Rickey Sealey/RBDF photos by Marine Seaman Rickey Sealey)


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