NEMO GIVES CEMO THE GO AHEAD FOR CIVIC CENTER USE

The Minister of National Emergency Management along with CEMO officials have agreed to use the Belize Civic Center as an Emergency Operations Center. Last week, CEMO held its annual press briefing to share what it has been doing to prepare for the Hurricane Season already upon us. During the press conference, CEMO’s Chairman, Mayor Bernard Wagner, indicated that the organization was facing some political challenges in getting the Civic Center as an Emergency Operations Center. Well, those issues have been resolved and according to NEMO, CEMO has been given the go ahead to use the Civic as its Operations Center.  The agreement was made yesterday during a tour of the Civic by personnel from NEMO and CEMO ,including the Minister of National Emergency Management, Hon Edmond Castro. It was also agreed that the Civic Center will house an emergency medical center with personnel from Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) and other tertiary medical institutions, as well as a command center with members of the uniformed forces from the Police Department, BDF, Coast Guard and Fire Department.

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