Equip, Train, Respond
The birthplace of First Response Radio
Indonesia, with a Risk Index of “Very High” is particularly
prone to volcanic action and earthquake as well as flooding.
2012 World Risk Report by the United Nations University –
Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
It was as a result of watching the tsunami in 2004 that first First Response Radio partners saw the need for rapid response teams to respond to natural disaster and provide critical information in times of crisis.
Because of its situation on the “Ring of Fire” Indonesia is a prime candidate for this type of relief and it is in Indonesia that Rapid Response Radio has been most active and effective. Following five separate training events, (in 2009, 2010 2013 and 2017) there are now four trained teams in Indonesia, with four “studio in a suitcase” kits available to them.
There have also been several “Training of Trainers” event so that some of the original FRI team will be able to conduct their own training events in country, in the future.
First Response Indonesia now has a high capacity to respond to disasters anywhere in Indonesia within 72 hours. They have responded to 12 disasters to date including landslides, tsunamis, 4 earthquakes, and 5 volcanic eruptions.