Report by Alexander Virgili, Captain CSLI
Every 13th October, the International Day for Disaster Reduction, promoted by the United Nations, celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.
So, the Nucleo Operativo di Protezione Civile of the Corpo Italiano di San Lazzaro, wishing to contribute to the campaign and to the targets, has organized, on 12th and 13th October, some meetings in High schools to diffuse the knowledge about disaster risks and to improve prevention among students. A group of CSLI Italia civil protection operators has met tens of young students and teachers informing them on civil protection organization and structure, on the main local environmental risks, and giving suggestions about how to act during and soon after the crisis events. Students mainly asked questions about what to do during emergency events and disasters and how to solve some practical problems that could happen in those circumstances.
CSLI Italia operative group of civil protection is going to increase its presence among students and general public to disseminate information and culture of prevention.
Coordinator of the CSLI Italia Civil Protection Group