It has been identified by the Chinese government that there is a heavy reliance on military support to deal with the effects of a natural disaster. In order to relieve this pressure it has further been identified that national facilities are necessary to train existing professionals to assist the military in the event of such a disaster.
This programme of training is by no means intended to replace the military input, it is intended that the trained teams will support the military. These facilities are referred to as ‘CERT’ Centres throughout this response to the clients outline brief.
It is expected that there will be five ‘CERT’ centres spread across China, the first being in East Beijing. This is to be the test site and the footprint for the subsequent sites, although each site will be different for various reasons. The second is likely to be the Guangxi Centre. The five centres are to train up to ten million professionals over a five year period.
The aim of the project is to provide a robust training facility for the doctors, nurses, paramedics, police and other
emergency relief workers to deliver effective emergency care to communities in the event of a natural disaster.