CDRRMO conducts life support, water safety trainings
TACLOBAN CITY- A five-day training on Basic Life Support and Basic Water Safety for “first responders” was spearheaded by the City Government under Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez through its City Disaster Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and supported by International Non-Government Organization World Vision. The training which will run from April 24 to 28 is participated by 42 employees of frontline City Departments during rescue activities and disaster response.
The Tacloban City Rescue Unit (TACRU) facilitated the training which targets to equip responders with basic rescue and safety knowledge.
According to TACRU Chief Lutgarda Raagas, the skills imparted during the training will be useful in emergencies and disaster response . She added that It is a priority project of Mayor Romualdez to enhance the capability of the City Government in disaster response.
Meanwhile, TACRU has just finished conducting the 2 to 3 days basic life support and first aid trainings in 63 City barangays as part of its capability-building initiative at the community level.
To the recall, the Rescue Unit was a recipient of a building equipped with emergency rescue equipment donated by the United Nations Development Programme and the European Union.
The building is now used by the City Government as a venue for the implementation of a Post-Rehabilitation Program, the Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Program which aims to train 2,000 trained Emergency Responders from the different barangays. -HENRY JAMES G. ROCA/CIO