The role of the Samaritans, Rescuers and Lifeguards Division of the Hellenic Red Cross in Civil Protection

 

The role of the Samaritans

Rescuers and Lifeguards Division of the Hellenic Red Cross in Civil Protection

 

The Hellenic Red Cross Volunteer Samaritan, Rescuer and Lifeguard Division (HRC/SRLD) was established in 1932 with a focus on first aid, rescue and disaster services. It is organized on a Local Department basis, with 36 Local Departments nationwide, and it is currently composed of more than 4.500 active Volunteers (First Aiders, Rescuers, Lifeguards, Instructors, Physicians, and Special Associates) with an average age of 23 and a male to female ratio of 2:3. In 2010 alone, Volunteer Samaritans, Lifeguards and Rescuers offered 215,110 hours of voluntary service to the community. By the established role of the Hellenic Red Cross National Society as an auxiliary to the State in terms of health care and disaster services, the HRC/SRLD is actively involved in emergency management in Greece, and is registered as a Civil Protection Voluntary Organization with the General Secretariat for Civil Protection, which is the Greek national authority for civil protection in Greece. Its scope is not limited by hazard type; that is, the HRC/SRLD operates in all types of natural and technological disasters. The following paragraphs present the activities of the HRC/SRLD in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in Greece.

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