In researching the above post I discovered the Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response
. This seems to be a good idea. After all, there have certainly been a lot of emergencies here over the past ten years.Indonesia is subject to many different natural hazards as well as man-made disaster such as earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, forest fires, flood, and also technological failures
- such as the Lapindo Brantas cock up which caused the Sidoarjo mudflow.
Disasters are a frequent occurrence in Indonesia, often resulting in death and disability. All types of disasters occur, man-made and natural, and frequently located in far away islands. This results in poor response times, so that a good first responder system would certainly lessen the impact.Disaster Management Implementation Unit
The encompassing national organization for Disaster Management is the Badan Koordinasi Nasional Penangulangan Bencana (Bakornas PB), which is a coordinating board, headed by the coordinating minister for People Welfare
~ who is none other than our old friend, Abdurizal Bakrie, one of the Bakrie Boys who own much of Lapindo Brantas responsible for the (non-) payment of compensation to the refugees.