Simulation Truck Reaches Out to Kocaeli Youth 01 November 2018
Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Earthquake Simulation Trucks developed with the belief that “Learning Through Experience” is the best education, continue to tour Turkey to prepare the country against disasters.
This time, AFAD’s Simulation Truck visited the Kocaeli Youth Festival to provide information about disasters.
The AFAD Training Center (AFADEM) teachers and trainers gave applied information about how to be prepared against earthquakes, things to do before, during and after earthquakes and correct behavior.
AFAD participated in the Youth Festival organized by the Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality on the Occasion of October 29 Republic Day at the İzmit Perşembe Market Site for two days.
October 30, 2018
The theme AFAD elected for August 17 commemoration ceremony is “Being Prepared…” Within this context, “August 17 Earthquake Commemoration Activities” will be held in İstanbul’s Sultanahmet Square. Those who have lost their lives during the earthquake that took place 19 years ago will be commemorated and lessons learned since then will be discussed during the activity.We are in İstanbul on August 17: Our Theme is “Earthquake Preparedness”
President of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş visited the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) training center and received Basic Disaster Awareness Training from expert trainers. Prof. Dr. Erbaş, Vice Presidents of Diyanet and some bureaucrats participated in the “Basic Disaster Awareness Training” and experienced a 20 second long earthquake simulation measuring 6 on the Richter scale.President of Religious Affairs Erbaş receives Disaster Training
80 students who have been visiting Turkey as a part of an activity organized by the TÜRKEN Foundation founded by Turkish citizens living in the US paid a visit to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority. Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu briefed the guests about disaster management system in Turkey, structure and capacity of AFAD, disaster response and humanitarian aid activities during his speech. Güllüoğlu also mentioned Turkey’s humanitarian aid operations throughout the Syrian crisis.AFAD hosts 80 Students from TÜRKEN Foundation
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The General Director of the Turkish Diyanet Foundation (TDV) Attorn. Mehmet Savaş Polat and other TDV executives visited the Disaster and Emergency Training Center (AFADEM) and received “Basic Disaster Awareness Training.” The Deputy Head of Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) İsmail Palakoğlu greeted the TDV delegation made up of deputy general directos and unit directors of the organization. Giving brief information about the functions of AFADEM, Palakoğlu explained the recent activities of AFAD regarding creating basic disaster awareness and its corporate capacity. Deputy Head of AFAD underlined the importance of raising awareness about disasters, preparedness and activities concerning reducing risks. Speaking after Palakoğlu, TDV General Director Polat stated that train...Turkish Diyanet Foundation (TDV) Management Receives Disaster Awareness Training