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Alternative Service in the Ministry of Emergency Situations 14:36 / 21.02.2014

On February 21, the Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan held a meeting with young people performing alternative service in the Ministry of Emergency Situations. The meeting was attended by the members of committee of the alternative service of MES. Since January 15, in MES rescue service, 13 young people, who were included in the alternative service, have been working as driver’s assistant, rescuer’s assistant and yard cleaners. The Minister for Emergency...

Disaster Preparedness by Education and Awareness 16:48 / 20.02.2014

By United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Armenian office and Crisis Management State Academy of MES of the RA was organized and conducted the program on “Disaster preparedness by education and awareness”. The duration of the program was 6 months (from September 2013 to February 2014), the aim was to implement an educational program on disaster risk reduction with the pupils and staff of the 6 institutions in Armavir marz (70 employees and 120 children). Within the...

A new Armenian–Japan Program Against Landslides Kicks off 16:56 / 18.02.2014

On February 18, the Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan received the regional project manager of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Daisuke Fukumori. In the conference hall of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Minister Yeritsyan and JICA project manager Daisuke Fukumori signed a protocol of “Landslide disaster management program in the Republic of Armenia”. Welcoming the guests, Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan noted: -...

Full-fledged members of MES family 16:44 / 18.02.2014

Today, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the RA held a regular meeting of the Commission, evaluating the criteria submitted to people with disabilities, who have applied for the job. The commission included representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, rescue service, ARNAP foundation and public organizations dealing with people with disabilities. 8 citizens on wheelchairs, were invited to pass interview, but only 6 were present. The Commission...

First officer ranks and medals 14:37 / 18.02.2014

Today, the Minister of Emergency Situations A. Yeritsyan, in a solemn setting awarded officer ranks to a number of emergency service employees.   At the beginning of the ceremony, the brass band of MES performed the Anthen of the Republic of Armenia, after which Minister A. Yeritsyan handed epaulettes of lieutenant and certificates to 9 employees of R/S operative management, rescue forces departments of Ararat, Kotayk, Syunik, Armavir and Lori. By another decree of ES Minister,...

Council at the Ministry of Emergency Situations 10:52 / 17.02.2014

On February 17, a regular weekly session was held in the Ministry of Emergency Situations chaired by Minister Armen Yeritsyan. The director of RS, r/s major- general S. Azaryan reported about the emergency accidents registered and recommendations implemented during the week. Last week training-exercises were conducted in almost all regions. Together with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, in the framework of the program “Creation of regional rapid response...