First Medical Aid


Disasters can be natural and artificial. The most typical and frequent natural disasters for Georgia are floods, mild earthquakes, massive fires, landslides, avalanches and, more recent happening, tornado type wind-storms. Artificial disasters are wars, air crashes, car accidents, fires, explosions, etc.

The GENESIS project "Emergency Preparedness and Response Capacity Building for rural communities of Georgia" aims building up disaster preparedness and emergency response of rural communities of Georgia during various disasters, like floods, landslides, avalanches and armed conflicts.

Aim of the project

Aim of the project is building up Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response capacity of local volunteer groups of remote rural communities of the country.

Main activities of the project

  • Improving preparedness and emergency response capacity for rural remote communities frequently affected by Natural Disasters ;
  • Essential life saving skills for the returnees of the Russian-Georgian war living in the villages surrounding the break-away territories.

Implementation of the project

  • Selection of volunteers. Formation of local emergency response groups and teaching needed emergency skills;
  • Implementation of educational sessions to wider community groups;
  • Supply the volunteer groups with necessary equipment and materials.

Anticipated results

  • Formation of community emergency response groups;
  • Development of the GENESIS capacity for a regular provision of community emergency response skills to most vulnerable rural communities in Kakheti, Shida Kartli and Adjara regions;
  • Possible multiplication of the examples of excellence to other vulnerable communities of the country.

Essential Emergency Skills for Natural Disasters

  • First medical aid;
  • Ensuring child safety;
  • Prevention and management of water-born diseases;
  • Provision of emergency response during floods, avalanches, landslides, storms and other natural disasters.

Community Emergency Skills for War and Post-war emergencies:

  • First medical aid;
  • What to do during bombing;
  • Fire evacuation and management,
  • Mine fields and how to avoid explosions (catalysing trainings to be provided by other groups);
  • Prevention of infections from contaminated water.