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PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 05, 2012

PRC emergency rescue unit soon to operate 24/7

by Edna A Bagadiong

VIRAC, CATANDUANES, January 5 (PIA) -- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Catanduanes Chapter's Emergency Rescue Unit (ERU) is soon to operate 24 hours per day beginning this month, January, 2012.

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) aims to render life-saving assistance that will armor the life and dignity especially of the indigent Filipinos caught in defenseless situations. Currently, the PRC offers six major services, such as: Blood Services, Disaster Management, Safety Services, Community Health and Nursing, Social Services and the Volunteer Service.

The ERU, composed of trained volunteers began serving the province last Christmas season with a schedule duty from 7:00-12 midnight last December 17-23 and Dec. 26-31, 2011.

To become an ERU trainee, one must be 18 years old and above; college level; Current holder of Philippine Red Cross Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support (Certificate of Completion); Of good moral character as certified by authority; Physically and mentally fit; Willing to complete 300 hours of duty as a trainee before being certified as an ERU volunteer; Can work under minimal supervision and willing to work in a team. (MAL/EAB, PIA Catanduanes)

 
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