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Thursday, May 23 2019 @ 04:53 PM UTC

Fire Department and SINAPROC Working to Improve Evacuation Plans

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By DON WINNER for - Authorities from the Panamanian fire department and the National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC) met this morning to define strategies for the development of mass evacuation plans for large commercial centers and popular discotheques. Roberto Velásquez Abood, the Director of SINAPROC, said they are working to offer greater security to these entertainment areas because many of these facilities do not have clearly established evacuation routes or emergency plans in case of a disaster or emergency. SINAPROC has been working continuously on emergency and evacuation plans for governmental buildings, schools, private buildings and businesses. These plans provide organizations and effective way to respond to disasters requiring a partial or total evacuation of the premises.

Copyright 2008 by Don Winner for Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

Editor's Comment: SINAPROC Director Roberto Velásquez Abood is a young up and coming member of the PRD. He's managed to spin his SINAPROC gig into excellent name recognition and will most definitely continue to work his way up through the ranks. Before too long he'll get elected to something, and if not whoever wins the PRD primary, either Juan Carlos or Balbina Herrera, would be well advised to keep him on their team.

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Fire Department and SINAPROC Working to Improve Evacuation Plans
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, April 01 2008 @ 01:53 AM UTC

Don, how about the government's own facilities, in my neighborhood? Probably the greatest risk of human deaths in the country, A T L A P A, often with almost every possible exit bolted and/or obstructed.

Thousands attend events there and I have often seen only TWO clear entries, and the same number of exits, at the far ends of that huge building. YOU have seen the fotos of enerrgency exits BOLTED! I still have the fotos of EVERY exit.

If there is ever a fire there, thousands could perish.

All venues are important, but Panamá should look at their own properties FIRST!

I complained to representives of Alcadia while at shows there (more than a year ago), but NOTHING has happened, or improved.