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NEMO Continues Training of Members

National Emergency Managment Press Release

September 29, 2003 � As the OECS Emergency Management and Recovery Project heads into the home stretch the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has begun its final training component.

Starting today September 29, 2003 and continuing until October 11, 2003 NEMO in collaboration with the Florida Association of Voluntary Agencies for Caribbean Action, Inc. (FAVA/CA), shall conduct training for First Responders for Oil Spill and /Hazardous Materials situations. The training, aimed at the Oil Spill and /Hazardous Materials Committee, shall take place both in Castries (Marine Base 9:00am � 4:00pm) and Vieux Fort (New Fisheries Complex 9:00am � 4:00pm)

Agencies represented are:

* The Marine Police
* Saint Lucia Fire Service
* Saint Lucia Air and Seaports Authority

While the Training Instructors of the following are also expected to attend:

* Shell Antilles
* Texaco

The First Responder training shall be conducted by Lt. Wayne Watts of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and FAVA/CA Volunteer.

The Florida Association of Voluntary Agencies for Caribbean Action, Inc. (FAVA/CA), is a private not for profit organization formed in 1981.

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