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PIA Press Release
Sunday, January 08, 2012

 

RDRRMC-8 to conduct regional rescue jamboree

by Neil D. Lopido

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Jan. 8 (PIA) - The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Eastern Visayas, chaired by Director Rey M. Gozon of the Office of Civil Defense, will be holding a three-day regional rescue jamboree here next month.

In a meeting held Friday with the Technical Working Group, Director Gozon presented several activities which will be conducted during the rescue jamboree.

Almost 200 individuals representing the different search and rescue groups (SAR) of both government and non-government organizations in Region 8 are expected to participate in the said event.

Series of lectures will be conducted which will help the SAR groups in effectively and efficiently conducting their search and rescue operations.

The participants will be also involved in field exercises such as road jog, swimming, road walk, drills, and exhibits, among others.

Best practices and learning experiences will also be shared by each participating team.

The activity, which will be jointly funded by the GIZ, Leyte province and OCD, will also conduct action planning and election of provincial and regional officers for rescue teams.

The regional rescue jamboree is expected to have an agreed coordination mechanism and structure including communication among SAR operating in Region 8; clustered SAR teams and communication groups as per International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) guidelines; and have an inventory of existing skills, capacities, and accreditation among SAR groups in the region. (PIA-8)

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