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International Leaders Course on Development and Disaster 110-21 Feb 2003 Plane Crashes in Suriname Lessons Learned.

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1 International Leaders Course on Development and Disaster Feb 2003 Plane Crashes in Suriname Lessons Learned

2 International Leaders Course on Development and Disaster Feb Plane crash, 7 June Plane crash, 12 Feb Lessons Learned 6.Actions Taken 1Introduction 5.Goals Plane Crashes in Suriname, Lessons Learned

3 International Leaders Course on Development and Disaster Feb 2003 No natural Disaster like Hurricanes, earthquakes and landslides Disaster Scenarios include: a.Floods c.Oilspills 1.Introduction b.Mass Casualties from traffic accidents (air and road), fires and explosions, collapsed buildings, etc. Plane Crashes in Suriname, Lessons Learned

4 International Leaders Course on Development and Disaster Feb 2003 DC 8 with 189 people missed landing strip and crashed in dense forest 3 km from airport 176 Casualties No coordinated response and too late No traffic control 2.Plane Crash 7 June 1989 Poor communication Plane Crashes in Suriname, Lessons Learned Inadequate public information Congestions severe obstruction for access

5 International Leaders Course on Development and Disaster Feb 2003 Limited resources (human and material) Delayed removal of bodies and bodyparts Problems with identification procedures of bodies 2.Plane Crash 7 June 1989 (contd) Very late Sanitizing of crash site Plane Crashes in Suriname, Lessons Learned

6 International Leaders Course on Development and Disaster Feb 2003 Cessna crashed in mountainous area in the interior, all 10 passengers died Response similar as 12 years before Limited seat availability to fly to crash site 3.Plane Crash 12 Feb 2001 Plane Crashes in Suriname, Lessons Learned No availability of body bags due to poor coordination

7 International Leaders Course on Development and Disaster Feb 2003 Need to develop emergency/disasters legislation and national disaster plan Need to establish a National Disaster Coordinating Agency Need to establish an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) (presently under construction) 4.Lessons Learned Plane Crashes in Suriname, Lessons Learned Need to develop Health Sector Disaster Planning (incl. mass casualty management)

8 International Leaders Course on Development and Disaster Feb 2003 National Disaster Management Plan with intersectoral components National Disaster Coordinator and Sector Coordinators (with clear roles etc.) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) (presently under construction) 5.Goals Plane Crashes in Suriname, Lessons Learned Institutional Strengthening, incl. EMS Regular simulation exercises and continuous training

9 International Leaders Course on Development and Disaster Feb 2003 First draft of National Disaster Management Plan Health Sector Disaster Coordinator Emergency Operations Center under construction 6.Actions Taken Plane Crashes in Suriname, Lessons Learned Emergency Calling Center 115 Several Workshops to increase awareness at highest political level (2001) 125 first responders trained (fire brigade) Mass Casualty Simulation Exercise (handbook translated into Dutch)

10 International Leaders Course on Development and Disaster Feb 2003 Plane Crashes in Suriname, Lessons Learned Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail


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