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PIA Press Release
2010/05/05

Feature: Getting ready for disasters thru BERT

By Responder Gervacio C. Dauz, Jr.

Nasipit, Agusan del Norte (5 May) -- Like a thief in the night, disasters and emergency concerns do come at times when they are least expected. To minimize or avoid unwanted surprises, Hon. Roy Orlando Doyon, Municipal Mayor here, sponsored two batches of Barangay Emergency Response Training held just recently at the Nasipit Central Elementary School Gym at a total cost of PhP80,538.00.

The training, conducted in cooperation with RESPOND (an acronym for Rescue and Emergency Service Provider ON Disaster, Inc.), attracted a total of 120 participants coming from the different barangays here.

In said seminar-workshop, conducted at two-day per batch, the participants learned at least three major skills such as Basic Life Support-Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (BLS-CPR); Extrication; and Basic Fire Fighting. They enjoyed most the hands-on experience using fire extinguishers and the putting out of fires with the use of hose from a fire truck courtesy of the Bureau of Fire Protection. They got thrilled when they were presented with a scenario of a vehicular accident and were quizzed about the proper way of handling a patient as guided by the RESPOND team. They also appreciated the manner of conducting a BLS-CPR with the used of mannequins as taught by representatives from the Department of Health.

Through the skills training itself, Mayor Doyon aims to establish Barangay Emergency Response Teams (BERT) and to set up emergency communication network in order to facilitate coordination at the barangay and municipal level.

Mr. Carlos Torralba, Fire Officer III, of BFP-Nasipit was gracious for being one of the facilitators of the skills training, because "organizing fire brigade volunteers is actually part of my agency's mandate."

Responders Raul Soliman Abiera, Dionisio Mark Dapal, Dennis Jose Malazarte, and Val Odyssey Reyes saw action as lecturers cum facilitators during the skills training. Together with the RESPOND leadership, they intend to boost the partnership with the local government unit in order to help institutionalize and hopefully strengthen BERT in several willing barangays. (PIA) [top]

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