Capability Building On Disaster Risk Reduction Management For Nstp Faculty Trainers And Students At Aemillianum College On July17-19, 2013
SORSOGON CITY – In line with this years’ celebration of National Disaster Consciousness Month, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) together with the Bicol University Extension Service Center (BU ESC) and World Food Programme (WFP) in cooperation with the Bicol University National Service Training Program (NSTP) conducted Safety and Emergency Management Skills Training at Aemillianum College, Inc. in Sorsogon City on July 17-19, 2013.
The Bureau of Fire Protection Region V was the leading agency that tapped the BFP Sorsogon City in the conduct of capability building on disaster risk reduction management. The said undertaking was participated by more or less one hundred thirty (130) NSTP faculty trainers and students from different schools within Sorsogon Province.
On July 17, 2013, the said program was started by an introduction to the DRRMC Act of 2010, its mandate guidelines and procedures. On the same day, CInsp Joseph Reylito S. Espiritu, OIC-ARD for OPN/C, EMDS of BFP R5 discussed the incident command system to the participants.
On the 2nd day, July 18, 2013, the participants had undergone Emergency Management Training, wherein the BFP Sorsogon City personnel headed by the undersigned were tasked to be the resource speakers. Led by Insp Franz Dominique F Badong, Deputy City Fire Marshal and C, Admin of BFP Sorsogon City, the team gave lectures and demonstration on basic life support, soft tissue injury management, emergency rescue transport, splinting and bandaging. In addition, Insp Badong also tackled the brief history of BFP and its legal mandates.
FO2 Wilfredo S Decano, meanwhile, discussed fire safety which includes the common causes of fire, fire behavior, its classification, different fire extinguishments, proper handling of fire extinguisher and the phases of earthquake drill.
On the 3rd day, the competition of Kiddie Junior Fire Marshal Olympics was carried out. There were ten (10) manned team that represent their respective school.
During the competition, each team showcased their newly acquired knowledge and skills through proper application of first aid, rescue techniques and fire extinguishment in seven (7) stages/stations.
They were evaluated by BFP personnel based on their performance and also the duration of execution.
The activity was successfully concluded with the announcement of winners as well as recognizing the sportsmanship shown by the participants.
“The activity aims to promote awareness and preparedness among the participants in case of disaster such as earthquake and fire incidents. Thus, vigilance is being emphasized during these emergency situations,” said Sorsogon City Fire Marshal CInsp Walter Marcial.
He further added that the community is not only taught of the adaptation to climate change but also the preventive measures that can be done in order to lessen its impact in our community, since disasters are unpredictable.
The BFP’s effort to ensure the welfare of the public is the key in having a safe and progressive society.
“The BFP is looking forward to attain this kind of advocacy through seminars, trainings and drills in which active participation of the community is vital. Towards this end, the BFP still believes that safety is everybody’s concern,” he concluded. (PIA Sorsogon/BFP)