Trinidad and Tobago’s national emergency management agency has broadened its scope of work and has become the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management, ODPM. This expanded focus is already apparent in Tobago, where more than 30 members of the Community Emergency Response Team—CERT—have received disaster response training in a variety of fields including search and rescue, mass casualty management and incident command systems.

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