Indonesian Badan Penanggulangan Bencana Daerah (BPBD) held 2019 information, communication and rescue training at a hotel in PADANG on Monday (02/25/2019). About 100 core members of ORARI(Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia) participated in the event.
Nasrul Abit, deputy governor of West Sumatra, said there were many disasters in Sumatra, including tsunamis, earthquakes and landslides. Then, it is necessary to determine the role of the ORARI and BPBD West Sumatra in disasters and to establish a communication system for dealing with disasters.
He explained that ORARI is an important component or subsystem of disaster management. The presence of radio amateurs as members is also believed to contribute to local government disaster mitigation.
Erman Rahman, head of the West Sumatra Disaster Management Agency, said the purpose of the event was to provide first-hand training for ORARI members. Hope that through their participation, members can practice knowledge.
“ORARI is an Indonesian radio amateur organization that aims to convene radio amateurs with the aim of amateur radios that realize the knowledge and skills in the field of radio communications in the context of serving national and national interests. Therefore, the organization acts as a motivation for the event and Promoter. "The activities carried out by its members," Erman said.
He revealed that in emergencies or disasters, whether small-scale, medium-scale or large-scale, communication systems such as ORARI are a component or subsystem that determines success or failure, and even the deployment and prevention of rescue operations, assistance and processing. Disasters have greatly helped. According to him, the communication of disaster management coordination must always play a role before the disaster, the disaster stage and the post-disaster or post-disaster stage.
“These functions include early warning or early warning systems to detect possible disasters, disasters and disasters early. All rescue and rescue operations can be carried out in a timely and efficient manner, reducing property losses and many human souls,” he said.
Key Performance Indicator Yuliandre Darwis said that ORARI must be more independent and professional in performing its duties. "We will prepare for the media, coordinate with the reporters, and keep orari and BPBD in coordination with us," he said.