Several officials of the City Government and first responders are participating in the 4-day Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Training Course that will end on Friday in line with the preparations should a calamity occur and for the conduct of the Bar Examinations that will be held in Dumaguete City in January 2022.
Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo, Chairperson of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, approved the conduct of the comprehensive training by the Office of the Civil Defense Region 7 to ensure that all relevant officials and key personnel have acquired adequate knowledge, attitude and skills required in the effective operationalization and management of EOC.
City DRRM Officer Allen Froilan O. Cabaron II said that as stipulated in the National Disaster Response Plan, the response clusters shall serve as the operating mechanisms to provide widespread support in terms of resources pooling and mobilization for massive humanitarian assistance and disaster response services.
The ICS and the Cluster Approach are two distinct yet complementary systems with the ICS being used to manage on-scene response while the response clusters as supporters to the Incident Management Teams.
And to facilitate the interoperability of these 2 important systems, the EOC is needed as the facility equipped with personnel and resources that will serve as a repository of information and main hub for coordination to support the management of an incident or planned event.