Indonesia is located in a disaster-prone area where environmental hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions regularly occur. In 2020, the number of disasters in Indonesia hit its peak since 2006, with a total of 4.886 incidents (Data Informasi Bencana Indonesia BNPB, 2021). This number has almost tripled from the disaster incidents in 2011.
Understanding the disaster risks in our environment is one of the preventive measures to minimise the damage and harm caused by any hazard. We need to build our resilience by improving the preparedness of individuals, families, and communities in our surroundings. Preparing before, during, and after a disaster helps to save lives. This effort can begin with a simple step: understanding and implementing key messages of disaster safety procedures.