What is CADRE? Community Action for Disaster Response<br /><ul><li>CADRE is a training course in which anyone (non-disaster-professionals) can learn how to prepare for disasters in their community.
CADRE is part of PEER – Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response a regional training program initiated in 1998 by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) strengthening disaster response capacities in nine countries in Asia. The other component is Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE)
CADRE incorporates simple elements of medical first responder training and collapsed structure search and rescue skills, into a basic three-day modular course. With this training, any member of a vulnerable community in Asia can be better prepared to deal with disasters and emergencies.
Since communities are at the ‘front line’ of any disaster, better prepared communities mean people have a better chance of surviving disasters. First, a network of Instructors is being trained in each country. These instructors take the training course into their networks and organizations</li></li></ul><li>CADRE Targets<br />Develop emergency response training for community-based first responders<br />Enhance basic life-saving skills for the first 24-72 hrs while waiting for professional responders to arrive.<br />Curriculum to include elements of medical first response and light search and rescue.<br />Integrate the communities to the national response system<br />Develop community-based skills in mass casualty management and management of mass-fatalities.<br />
Contents of CADRE Training<br />• Common Hazards and community response group<br />• Securing family and preparing for response<br />• First Aid and Basic Life Support<br />• Incident Command system and Triage<br />• Dead Body Management <br />• Fire Emergencies<br />• Basic Search and Rescue<br />• Water Emergencies<br />• Final Practical exercise <br />
Priority CADRE Communities <br />High / moderate risk of natural hazards<br />Characteristic population density and other relevant demographics that add to vulnerability of a particular area <br />Low capacity for disaster management e.g. Inadequate preparedness and response mechanisms<br />Few resources/services available to local and national authorities and institutions e.g. limited DM capacity <br />Demonstrated community interest/demonstrated commitment to participation <br />Possible pre-established community-based organizations and/or committees for disaster management or health programming <br />Youth/women and other active civil society groups are present / active and keen to be mobilized.<br />
Benefits of CADRE<br /><ul><li>Simple and easy to replicate in communities
Teaches basic life saving skills that can be applied in day-to-day emergencies
Promotes inter-operability between professional responders and the community</li></ul>Impact of CADRE<br /><ul><li>Increasing demand from other community based organizations including sub-national and local government