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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

BFP9 spearheads training on LDRRM in Sibugay
by Rhea Grace A. La Plana

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay, January 26 (PIA) – The Special Rescue Unit – Bureau of Fire Protection R9 recently conducted a 3-day training on Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management (LDRRM) focused on Basic Life Support, Rope Rescue Techniques and Water Search and Rescue at the municipal covered court here.

There were 50 participants from PNP-Ipil, LGU-Health Rescue Team, LDRRM Team and barangay volunteers who eagerly went through the rigid yet exhilarating training.

Ipil town Mayor Eldwin M. Alibutdan expressed his all-out support to the activity which honedthe skills of the participants to make them disaster-ready.

Mr. Felix T. Badon Jr., municipal disaster risk reduction and management officer was also thankful for the opportunity to learn valuable knowledge on disaster preparedness.

BFP9 emphasized that one should stay focused and be brave enough to handle his own personal problems to avoid misdemeanour during disaster.

Topics discussed were: Basic Fire Fighting Concepts, Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue, Basic Concepts in Conflagration, Proper Usage of Fire Extinguisher,Role of the PNP forces during disaster, Disaster Incident Management, and Impacts of Disaster.

The 3-day training was intensive yet exciting. Water Search and Rescue Techniques were taught at the Capitol Tropical Resort in Capitol Hills. Rope Rescue Techniques, High Angle Rescue, Knot Tying and Evacuation Techniques were demonstrated at the Capitol Building.

Participants were trained to think and respond appropriately during and after the occurrence of any calamity and emergency and well-equipped about the command system to be adopted in any given scenarios.

The training aimed to help stir up the consciousness of every participant in disaster response, to develop their capabilities and skill in rendering public service and essential life-saving skills, and to secure properties in times of calamities.

Foremost, to encourage them to be tough enough to shape their minds that fear on disasters should not hit them. Instead, they must be strong, ready and prepared all the time to think right and act right.