Tagana Task Force, a New History of Disaster Management
BOGOR (February 22, 2023) - The Director General
of Social Protection and Security, Robben Rico confirmed 30 Tagana to
officially become Tagana Task Force after previously participating in 14 days
of training, starting from 8 February 2023.
The training aims to
improve the character as well as technical capabilities of Tagana personnel in
disaster locations such as being able to create infrastructure and understand
how to make evacuation routes that must be alerted in three different places.
First at Cijantung Kopassus Headquarters, Integrated Center “Inten Suweno” and
ending at Sentul Tagana Center, West Java. Apart from cooperating with
Kopassus, this training was also filled with various speakers from National Board
for Disaster Management (BNPB), the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), TAGANA East
Java, and Vertical Rescue Indonesia.
management services, not only natural disasters but also social disasters is
the initial goal of the Tagana Task Force being formed," said Robben while
attending the closing ceremony for the formation of the TAGANA Task Force in
Sentul, West Java (22/2).
What was interesting in
the Tagana Task-Force training was that the participants gained some skills
that had never existed before, namely Electrical Installation and Carpentry.
This training will later add to Tagana's abilities at the disaster site to
prepare comfortable housing for survivors and in the future, they can become
instructors in their respective areas.
"I am proud that in
a relatively short time, I was able to change the personality and discipline of
the trainees. Congratulations to all participants, you have graduated. Starting
tomorrow, the participants must be ready with activities that benefit the
community," said Robben at the end of his speech.
The closing activity was continued by embedding
a special Task-Force Tagana pin on all participants witnessed by Acting
Director of PSKBA, Adrianus Alla, Head of Education and Training Center, Afrizon
Tanjung, and trainers from Kopassus.