PILI, CAMARINES SUR – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), through its North Luzon Security Group, recently conducted a security preparedness drill at its Gamu Substation in Isabela.
The activity conducted last June 29 aimed to enhance security awareness among employees and security contracted personnel and test the effectiveness and reliability of the defense plan given scenarios such as area intrusion, harassment, hostage taking and bomb threats.
The drill scenario involved role playing of aggressors, assault, negotiation and emergency response. The Philippine National Police (PNP) Provincial Police Office and Philippine Army (PA), who served as the assault team, engaged in the negotiation. Members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and Bomb Squad detonated the improvised explosive devices while members of the Philippine Red Cross attended to supposedly injured personnel.
Assessment by the representatives from various participating groups followed the simulation.
A similar drill will be conducted at one of the major substations in Central Luzon during the 3rd quarter of this year.
Conducted regularly by the Security Services group in different offices and substations, the drill seeks to test the level of alertness of assigned personnel in the area and the efficiency of responding agencies like the PNP, PA, local government unit of Gamu, Isabela, Philippine Red Cross, and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines and towers, substations and related assets. (NGCP/ PIA Sorsogon)###
Ref: Lilibeth P. Gaydowen, North Luzon CorpComm & Public Affairs Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org/09175374781)
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