Response pastors are taking part in Exercise Unified Response in a new landmark for the initiative which was set up in September 2014.
Exercise Unified Response is Europe’s largest disaster training exercise and emergency crews and staff from 70 organisations are taking part to test contingency planning.
Response pastors are street pastors who have taken additional training to equip them to provide support to those affected by a disaster or crisis.
Their part in the exercise represents an important step for the national initiative as it has been identified for the first time as a civil support organisation under the heading of ‘Civil Resilience – Humanitarian Assistance Group (Faith)’.
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