Disaster Preparedness Support Plan for Emergency Rescue Services (Rescue 1122) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
|APPROVED DATE||December 26, 2019|
|EST. IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD||18 Months|
|START DATE||January 09, 2020|
|END DATE||July 08, 2021|
Rescue 1122 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa service was launched in March 2010 in Peshawar during a time when the city was undergoing a security crisis. The structure was later on institutionalized by enacting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Emergency Rescue Services Act 2012 by the Provincial Assembly. The service has been kept under the Relief, Rehabilitation and Settlement (RRS) Department. In the first phase, the service was launched in 10 districts of KP, these districts included Peshawar, Mardan, Swat, Abbottabad, Dera Ismail Khan, Nowshera, Charsadda, Kohat, Haripur and Chitral. In addition to these districts, setups of Rescue 1122 are in commissioning stages in Karak and Hangu districts.
Other than its primary functions, Rescue 1122 is also striving to improve emergency response and has developed a training wing to provide comprehensive training for government departments, private organizations, schools, colleges, universities and community groups to reduce risk and improve response to emergency situations. To date, the KP Rescue 1122 training wing has trained more than 100,000 people, primarily college and university students to provide first aid and to respond to emergencies. Specialized trainings including emergency medical training, firefighting, collapse structure search & rescue, high angle & confined space rescue, water rescue and other emergency management skills have also been provided to personnel of the army, police, National Highway Authority, international organizations, Levies and Khassadar Forces from former FATA. Currently, the department has made its operational and managerial capability up to the extent that it can execute efficiently and independently.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has a recent history of facing complex emergencies in the form of natural as well as human induced disasters like floods, earthquake, landslide, conflicts, bomb blasts and many other events. The province also has the shortest warning time to respond to certain types of disasters.
The departments are also becoming aware of the severity and frequency of disasters due to Climate Change, and cognizant of the existing vulnerabilities in the province. It was against this background that the establishment of Rescue 1122 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was initiated.
LOCATION & PEOPLE
Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda, Swat, Abbottabad, D.I. Khan, Chitral, Kohat, Haripur, Manshera, Sawabi, Dir Upper, Malakand, Shangla, Lakki Marwat, Kohistan Lower
Financing: PUBLIC – PRIVATE
Project Size: SMALL (50-100) – MEDIUM (100-500) – LARGE (>500)
|NDRMF Share||PKR 429.695 million|
|FIP Share||PKR 184.155 million|
*Batch I projects price is tentative and converted into USD @ 121.5 PKR*
*Batch II projects price is tentative and converted into USD @ 158 PKR*