Emergency responders undergo basic life support training

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, September 16 — The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Camiguin Council conducted a 10–day training workshop on Basic Life Support (BLS) at five municipalities in the province on August 30 to September 8, 2014.

Dr. Luis S. Bollozos, provincial chair of the PDRRM-Camiguin said the workshop aimed to revisit and reorient the accredited responders of the Municipal Disaster Coordinating Council (MDCC) on the Basic knowledge and tools on Community-Based (DRRM) and to equip themselves on the Basic Guidelines on Disaster response embedded in the Philippine Disaster Management System.

A total of 145 participants compose of responders from the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management, Rural Health Workers, School Disaster Risk Reduction Management Coordinators, identified Barangay Officials participated in the training workshop.

The training workshop also served as way to participants to be acquainted and learn the required skills on rescue and retrieval operations cause by man-made and natural calamities and debriefing management styles for the victims of the said calamities.

Provincial Governor of Camiguin, Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo, graced the opening and closing activities and instilled the minds of the participants with inspiring words that the province should always be ready since it is prone to natural calamities thereby disaster trainings should be given foremost priority. (Ian Roy Genelsa, CGH/PIA)
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