Disaster Management:
       One of the main objectives of Red Cross is to protect life and provide immediate relief to the victims of natural calamities such as floods, cyclones, epidemics, famine, drought, earthquakes, fire accidents etc. For immediate disaster preparedness and response, IRCS, APSB has launched massive capacity building initiatives to train the people from the local community, so that they are better prepared to face disasters and manage its consequences. These activities are carried out in the disaster-prone areas with the help and assistance of I.R.C.S. National Headquarters, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and other National Partner Societies viz., American Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, Hong Kong Red Cross and Spanish Red Cross.

       Disaster Management is a collective term encompassing all aspects of planning and responding to disasters, including pre and post disaster activities.

Integrated Red Cross Development Programme
       Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Programme in 10 Districts of Andhra Pradesh was launched with the support of Canadian Red Cross for the period from March 2010 to Oct 2015.

      From Oct 2015, IRCS, APSB is continuing the programme with its own funds of Rs.80 lakhs per annum with 20 professional staff spread over the 13 districts of A.P., and renaming the programme as “Integrated Red Cross Development Programme (IRCD Programme)”. Under this programme, trainings in first aid, disaster management, Blood Banks and