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Support for Emergency Situations Ministry-NKA


The Ministry of Emergency Situations is Armenia’s 911 rapid responders.  This Ministry operates units throughout Armenia.  The brave rapid responders in these units respond to a variety of calls including intruders, fires and health issues. In Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur, the unit is comprised of 24 people, who work around the clock.  In addition to traditional requests, these rapid responders in this border village also organize village patrols and coordinate volunteers at the time of increased border skirmishes.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations is located in a two story building near the village administrative building.  Through local support, the upper floor of the building has been renovated.  Support is needed to install a proper heating system throughout the building and to renovate the lower level including a changing room and fitness room.  The scope of work will include installing new subflooring, tile flooring, new windows and doors, electrical and paint.  In addition, the heating system will be comprised of a new boiler, and radiators throughout the building.  The Ministry is prepared to help bring a gas line to the building as their local contribution.


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City / Village

Nerkin Karmiraghbyur Ներքին Կարմիրաղբյուր

Start Date

February 2019

End Date

April 2019

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

The Need
Armenia’s 911 rapid responders work throughout Armenia responding to both emergencies and helping provide village security. Safe and comfortable accommodations are needed to support the staff of the responders in the border village of Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur. Proper heating, a locker room and fitness area will benefit the overall health of these village heroes.
Short Term Impact
In the short term, renovations will be made to the building employing local labor and local materials whenever possible. Once completed, rapid responders will have a safe and comfortable environment in which to work.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, a safer and more appropriate headquarters in the village of Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur for rapid responders will encourage a stronger work ethic and overall improve the safety of the village and its residents.
Sponsors Benefits
All sponsors to this project will be listed on The Paros Foundation website and on a plaque at the building in NKA. Visits to NKA will be arranged for visitors to Armenia.
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Mr. & Dr. Jean-Marie & Lori Atamian

New York, NY July 17, 2020
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Mr. & Dr. Jean-Marie & Lori Atamian

New York, NY April 19, 2019
February 15, 2019

Work has began on both the heating system and the first floor renovation. The large first floor windows are being blocked smaller for added security from the potential of sniper fire.

March 12, 2019

With the work on the walls and ceiling completed, the crew starts the work on installing the new tile flooring.

April 12, 2019

Work on the entire inside is completed. The first floor is ready for the new gym equipment.

July 22, 2019

An awning is being installed along with a cement walkway along the front of the building.

October 1, 2019

Brand new gym equipment and fitness supplies were purchased and delivered today.