Personnel from the City’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and representatives from other allied agencies completed the 5-day Emergency Medical responder and Basic Life Support CPR Certification Training conducted by One Rescue Emergency Medical Services (ONE RESCUE EMS) last week.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo underscored the need for CDRRMO personnel to be proficient in EMS and BLS so they could better manage any crisis situation that may occur during planned events, natural or man-made calamities to save or minimize loss of lives and damage to properties.
The participants led by City DRRM Officer Allen Froilan O. Cabaron II underwent a series of lectures with audio-visual content and hands-on practice on how to handle local emergencies, assessing medical emergency, CPR cases and care of trauma patient.
Part of the requirement to finish the training course is for the participants to pass the written examination, perform return demonstration and real-life simulation on Mass Casualty Incident (bombing and vehicular accidents etc.), which was later dissected and assessed by the trainers.
Mayor Remollo commended ONE RESCUE EMS led by its Medical Director Dr. Kenneth Coo for conducting and supervising the training and the members of the Dumaguetnon Youth Theater Artists, for their convincing portrayal as victims during the live simulation exercise on mass casualty incident last Friday at the Rizal Boulevard.
Aside from the personnel from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, the other first responders who completed the training are representatives from the Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Fire Protection and the Philippine Army.