Injuries. Blocked roads. Phone lines down.
These were the types of “challenges” that would suddenly be announced as teams planned routes and strategies for getting relief supplies into a simulated disaster area.
This was day three of a disaster response and post-trauma care seminar held in one of FH’s Church-Focused Fields that regularly faces natural disasters.
FH is helping train local churches to be effective first responders and to serve their communities in the aftermath of an emergency—by providing counselling services and prayer, food and water distribution and emergency shelters in their homes or church buildings.
Topics covered at the seminar included urban rescue, flood control, firefighting and emergency preparedness. A counsellor also prepared participants to help victims through the shock, trauma, and loss that accompany the worst disasters.