Human Initiative Rescue Awarded for Disaster Actions in Balikpapan

HI-NEWS, BALIKPAPAN – The city of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan commemorated the 69 th anniversary of public order officers (Polisi Pamong Praja), the 57 th anniversary of Community Protection Task Force (Satlinmas) and the 100 th anniversary of Firefighter on Monday, March 18, 2019. The event was attended by HM Rizal Effendi, SE as Balikpapan mayor. In the event, Human Initiative got an award as a humanitarian institution and volunteers that contribute to handle fire in Balikpapan and its surrounding areas.

Tri Ari Wardana as Human Initiative rescue volunteers said thanks for the appreciation from Balikpapan city administration. “I would like to thank Balikpapan city administration for this award. It would be our motivation as volunteers to keep working and leading in our performance. It is our pride through Human Initiative to be able to contribute to minimize and handle disaster in Balikpapan quickly. I also would like to congratulate firefighters for the 100 th anniversary. Keep up the good work!” Tri Ari Wardana stated.

The award for Accomplished Volunteers was presented by HM. Rizal Efendi, SE as Balikpapan mayor to Tri Ari Wardana as Human Initiative rescue volunteers. Tri Ari with the other volunteers of Human Initiative rescue team was active in the Emergency Response in Balikpapan. One of the real actions is operating Emergency Response Unit to evacuate the fire victims and public preparedness patrol.

DRM (Disaster Risk Management) team of Human Initiative is a team which aims to reduce disaster impact through the empowerment of people’s potential and capacity by recognizing disaster potential and prepare themselves to face disaster.

Human Initiative along with the volunteers will keep improving ability by getting involved directly in various trainings such as evacuation simulation with the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas). Human Initiative would like to thank for the award from Balikpapan city administration. It is expected to strengthen Human Initiative and raise solidarity to handle disaster in the city of Balikpapan.